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 2018 BCHCO contributed volunteer service on public lands in Colorado valued at almost $494,236.67
  • 10,597 man-hours
  • 1.148 stock-days
  • 32,283 miles hauling stock
  • 39,576 Personal vehicle miles

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

The economic value of the Horse industry on Colorado cannot be overstated. View the information provided by the American Horse Council Foundation.

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
Tif Rodriguez, Chairman
34872 Highway 184 
Mancos, CO 81328

Mountain Trekkers BCH
Kendra Pardee President
PO Box 493
Eagle, CO 81631

Northern Colorado BCH
L. Jay McDonald, President
PO Box 401
Windsor, CO 80559

Chapters of BCHCO Mountain Trekkers BCH Trail Wise BCH Northern Colorado BCH Front Range BCH Mesa Verde BCH Grand Mesa BCH Four Corners BCH San Juan BCH RMBCH

Grand Mesa BCH
Michael Headlee, President
P.O. Box 4872
Grand Junction. CO 81502
Front Range BCH
Sharon Root, President
P.O. Box 150521
Lakewood, CO 80215

Mesa Verde BCH
Kerry O'Brien, President
P.O. Box 812 
Cortez, CO 81321
Rocky Mountain BCH
Kristin Dorner, President
PO Box 41
Penrose, CO 81240
Four Corners BCH
Julie Figg, President
P.O. Box 3521
Durango, CO 81302
San Juan BCH
Larry Smith, President
P.O. Box 682
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

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

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Back Country Horsemen of Colorado Officers
    Chairman: Tif Rodriguez, 970-882-3477
    Vice-Chair: Monica Falk, 719-850-8616
    Secretary: Kim Meyer, 303-674-6098
    Treasurer: Larry Zauberis, 970-247-3231

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