Tourism provides an excellent framework to teach and share Leave No Trace and to expand its sphere of influence. Working with state and regional tourism offices provides unique opportunities to expose outdoor visitors to Leave No Trace first in the planning phase of their visits and at specific touch-points all along the way.

Colorado Tourism Office and Leave No Trace Partnership

In 2017, Colorado’s Tourism Office became the first state in the nation to partner with Leave No Trace. Through the use of Colorado-tailored Leave No Trace educational messages, a Are You Colorado Ready campaign about Leave No Trace and targeted partnerships with groups such as Colorado Association of Destination Marketing Organizations, Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association, Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association and Colorado River Outfitters Association, this unique partnership aims to help influence traveler behavior by putting Leave No Trace messages in front of travelers before they arrive at their destinations. Learn more about the Leave No Trace Colorado Tourism partnership here.

The following businesses and organizations have joined as Leave No Trace/Colorado Tourism office Care for Colorado Partners.

Colorado Destination Marketing Organization

  • Aspen Chamber Resort Association
  • Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Chaffee County Visitors Bureau
  • Morgan County Tourism
  • Ouray Tourism Office
  • Steamboat Springs Chamber
  • Visit Aurora
  • Visit Loveland
  • Visit Pagosa Springs

Colorado Dude and Guest Ranch Association Partners

  • Badger Creek Ranch
  • Black Mountain Ranch
  • C Lazy U Ranch
  • Cherokee Park Ranch
  • Colorado Trails Ranch
  • Majestic Dude Ranch
  • Sundance Trail Guest Ranch
  • Sylvandale Guest Ranch
  • Rainbow Trout Ranch
  • Rawah Ranch

Colorado Hotel and Lodging Association

  • Vail Racquet Club Mountain Resort

Colorado River Outfitters Association

  • Arkansas River Tours (Colorado Springs)
  • AVA Rafting & Zipline
  • Defiance Rafting Company
  • Geo Tours Whitewater Raft Trips
  • Mile Hi Rafting and ATV Tours

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