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The mission of the Colorado/Cherokee Trails Chapter of OCTA is to protect these Historic Emigrant Trails legacy by promoting research, education, preservation activities and public awareness of the trails, and to work with others to promote these causes. The Colorado-Cherokee Trail Chapter, not to be confused with the Cherokee Trail of Tears, works on marking and mapping the Colorado's network of trails and works with private landowners as well as government agencies, such as the Bureau of Land Management and the National Park Service, on preservation issues. It's a great way to get “on the ground” in OCTA because we sponsor trail outings our their area and have frequent meetings to discuss trail history and preservation.

Most of these events are open to members and non-members alike.

Membership in our chapter is voluntary, although in order to be a member of our local chapter you must be a member of national OCTA. Many members join the Colorado/Cherokee Trail Chapter to get the best available information about issues and projects in our area. We welcome members from all over. We publish own quarterly newsletter.

Upcoming event:  September 30

Upcoming event:

Seating at the restaurant for lunch is limited to 16.  Please RSVP to Mark and indicate whether you plan to attend the lunch or the tour, or both.

11:30 - Lunch at Ship Rock Grille - 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Morrison
1:00 - Tour of Red Rocks Park Visitor Center, Amphitheatre and the Morrison CCC Camp


After lunch at the Ship Rock Grille, we will tour the Red Rocks Park Visitor Center, Amphitheatre, and the Morrison CCC camp.

The tour will begin at Red Rocks Park at 1:00 pm and last about 45 minutes, at which time we will travel to the CCC camp in Morrison for the camp tour and presentation.

Ranger Alan Churchill from Denver Mountain Parks will be leading both segments of our outing.  He will be discussing the geology of the park as well as the history of the CCC construction of the amphitheater and roads.  We will be at the top of the amphitheater and visitor center area only, so the only steps will be to and from the parking lot.

After lunch, we will meet at the entrance of the Amphitheater at the Upper North Parking Lot next to the statue of the CCC worker at 1:00pm.  If you do not plan to attend the lunch, please be on time for the tour as the amphitheater closes for a security sweep at 2:00pm.

Getting to the Upper North Lot is easiest by using the address to the Ship Rock Grille 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison CO 80465.  Parking will be on a first come basis, but there should be plenty available along Alameda Parkway and the lot just below the entrance.

We will head over to the CCC camp in Morrison around 2:00 pm.  There will be signs posted at the green bridge as you enter the camp and the Denver Mountain Parks facilities.  The address is 300 Union Avenue, Morrison, CO.  Follow the road all the way through the camp and look for the ranger truck parked at the last building.  Parking is mostly roadside, but there are some areas you can pull in.  Please be careful as you drive/walk on the roadway as this is a work center and traffic from staff vehicles and equipment may be present.  We will meet at the Rec Hall which is the second to last building at the end of the road.

Hope to see you all there! 

Please send me an email if you plan to attend so I have a good idea on group size.    

I have created a new webpage for our Cherokee Trail Southeast Kansas Outing.  Tons of information is found there.  Most of the info is done by our Friends of the Cherokee Trail folks.  Just eight persons in all lead this group and are highly interested in our activities and preservation of the Cherokee Trail.  For the site, Click here.  Thanks to Jack and Pat Fletcher for giving these fine folks the space on their Cherokee Trail. org site.

2017 Kansas Road Map 

The Cherokee Trail has been added to the 2017 Kansas Highway Map.
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The Cherokee Trail with our members Jack and Patricia Fletcher and visit their new website


Proposed Colorado-Cherokee Trail Logo



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