The Back Country Horsemen of Colorado

Mission Statement
  • Perpetuate the common sense use and enjoyment of horses in America’s back country and Wilderness areas.
  • Work to ensure that public lands remain open to recreational stock use.
  • Assist the various government and private agencies in their maintenance and management of said resources.
  • Educate, encourage and solicit active participation in the wise and sustaining use of the back county resource by horsemen and the general public commensurate with our heritage.
  • Foster and encourage the formation of new Back Country Horsemen Chapters within Colorado.

Who we are...

The Back Country Horsemen of Colorado (BCHCO) is a member of the Back Country Horsemen of America (BCHA). We are a service organization working on public lands and educating the users of the back country. We work with government agencies to assist in the management and maintenance of resources on public lands. A determination to protect the heritage of back country stock use, is a primary factor of our existence. We have a proven record for effective education and service in Colorado.

In 2013 BCHCO contributed volunteer service on public lands in Colorado valued at almost $427,500.
  • 10,348 man-hours
  • 721 stock-days
  • 37,745 miles hauling stock
  • 38,742 Personal vehicle miles

The BCHCO volunteer effort contributes to the maintenance of trails used by diversified recreational groups including hikers, bicyclists, ATVs and equestrians.

Education about Leave No Trace principals and the political issues affecting the horse industry in Colorado and Nationally are critical. Many trails have already been closed to public use. We need your help now. Give your support by becoming a member of BCH or helping us start a new chapter in your area.

Chapters of the Back Country Horsemen of Colorado

BCH of Colorado
Jan Potterveld, Chairman
2526 El Corona Dr
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Northern Colorado BCH
Sandra Chapin, President
29305 8th Street
Synder, CO 80750

Chapters of BCHCO Trail Wise BCH Northern Colorado BCH Front Range BCH Mesa Verde BCH Grand Mesa BCH Four Corners BCH San Juan BCH Rocky Mtn BCH

Grand Mesa BCH
 Terry Randall, President
P.O. Box 4872
Grand Junction. CO 81502
Front Range BCH
Kitty Bladt, President
P.O. Box 620381
Littleton, CO 80162

Mesa Verde BCH
Tif Rodriguez, President
P.O. Box 812 
Cortez, CO 81321
Rocky Mountain BCH
Barbara Cooke, President
P.O. Box 41
Penrose, CO 81240
Four Corners BCH
Cathy Roberrts, President
P.O. Box 3521
Durango, CO 81302
San Juan BCH
Tara McElhinney, President
P.O. Box 682
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Trail Wise BCH
Anne Robinason, President
P.O. Box 272
Del Norte, CO 81132

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