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With a shared goal of inspiring both Colorado residents and visitors to protect Colorado’s special places, the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics collaborated in 2018 to create the Care for Colorado Principles.
The CTO and the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics have formed partnerships with several organizations to develop an education strategy aimed at encouraging their guests to be good stewards of the places they visit In Colorado, whether cultural or historic sites or waterways, trails, parks and open spaces. If you want to join the coalition, you can learn about becoming a Leave No Trace/Colorado Tourism Office Stewardship Partner or Member by clicking here.
The Care for Colorado principles are a Centennial State take on the classic Leave No Trace Principles, and are a direct response to the heartfelt concerns many Coloradans express about visitor impacts on the places they love.
Learn more about how you can do your part to Care for Colorado by reading on below.
Yield sign photo courtesy of Singletracks
Colorado has some of the best road and gravel bicycling around. Bicycle Colorado worked with the Colorado Tourism Office to produce our own bicycle-specific “Are You Colo-Ready” brochure as part of the Care For Colorado Campaign.
Whether you’re a lifelong Coloradan, a new transplant to the state, or just thinking about coming to town for a visit, our brochure has you covered with the Leave No Trace principles, a Colorado packing list, rules of the road, local bike lingo and more!
Click on the snapshot below for a full-size version of everything you need to know to ride Colorado like a local, or download the printable poster by clicking here, and the printable brochure by clicking here.