The Trinidad Outdoor Club (TOC) was founded on June 30, 2013 to promote outdoor activities for active adults in Las Animas County and the surrounding area.  For many years, small groups of enthusiasts have organized small groups for a variety of outings, but there had never been a central place for offering trips to a larger audience.  It was also difficult for newcomers to the area to find out what outdoor activities were available, where the most interesting sites were and even how to get access to private locations.  That has all changed with this website.  Now if you’re interested in non-motorized outdoor activities in south-central Colorado, you’ve got a place to start. Here is a list of what interests us:

  • Birding
  • Nature photography
  • Stargazing
  • Plant, tree and wildflower identification
  • Geology
  • Caving (spelunking)
  • Paddling, including canoeing & kayaking & rafting
  • Backpacking
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Wilderness yoga
  • Snowshoeing
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Downhill skiing
  • Group walks with dogs
  • Weather study
  • Orienteering
  • Wildlife tracking and scat identification
  • First aid class
  • Service programs (trail building, for example)
  • Archeology
  • Entomology

12 Responses to

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hey Tim and Jean! What a nice site!!!! Looking forward to some adventure!!! Angel Fire is a fun place to ski too!!! I’m on board!!!!! Gail

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi Tim and Jean,
    Thanks for providing this leadership and organization. Kim and I are looking forward to sharing some outdoor adventures.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow, what a great idea. Can’t wait to join. Are families welcome, or is this an adult only group. BTW, do you have a facebook page too?

  4. kj says:

    Wow, what a great idea. I can’t wait to join. Are families welcome or is this an adults only club? Do you have a facebook page yet?

  5. Michelle Roberts says:

    I would love to participate on some of these adventures. Do you have hikes for beginners?

  6. Joanie says:

    The Thanksgiving Day Hike was an easy, beginner hike. Thank you, Tim, for a beautiful start to a great day!

  7. Tim Crisler says:

    Sorry about the long delay in responses to your questions, but we’ve been on VACATION! Yay! As to the question about kids, we will occasionally have activities where adults will be invited to bring kids along, but primarily this is a club for adults. Specifically, I will lead bird walks in the spring where parents will be invited to bring along kids. Do we have a facebook page? No, not yet. Perhaps we’ll do that in the future if the club takes off and folks demand it. In the meantime, we have a Google Group set up to inform members of upcoming events. Lastly, yes we will have hikes for beginners all the way up to more difficult mountain hikes and backpacks. Thanks for your questions!

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow, pretty impressive list of activities and I for one are really impressed.

    Aunt Sis

  9. Larry & Carla Carnes says:

    Nice site. Looks like there’ll be lots of fun things to do.
    Larry & Carla

  10. mary rogers T-DOG says:

    Get idea Tim! Look forward to meeting new and active people in the Trinidad, Colorado area. Thanks for reaching out to the “Trinidad Dog Owners Group” we greatly appreciate all interested citizens to organized a off leash park(s) in the our lovely Town. Thanks for the support.

  11. mike gordon says:

    We have a vacation home in Trinidad and will be looking forward to joining your activities when we are there. Geocaching is another activity your group might like.

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