14 February, 2022
The FJ Summit has introduced thousands of participants to Colorado’s majestic landscape, charming towns and inviting people. Since 2007, the Summit has created a close knit community of those who want to explore the world, meet and gather with close friends and enjoy the outdoors. Fast forward to 2022, we’ve been able to donate almost $180,000 to various organizations including police, fire, EMT, Ouray Mountain Rescue, and others who help support the local communities in and around Ouray, Colorado. We’ve also created the FJ Summit Scholarship Fund that supports two local high school seniors, every year, providing them with funds for college. Through community outreach, including volunteer trail services and repair with our Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management community partners and in conjunction with the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs, we were honored to help support our disabled military veterans with yearly trail runs and activities.
We are enormously grateful for our many vendors whose contributions and high level expertise exceeded our expectations. The support of our participants made the FJ Summit what it was. We increased our participants’ off-roading expertise through world-renowned 4x4 education and the efforts of our trail leaders and volunteers. Our participants have always been responsible Stay the Trail ambassadors, setting an excellent example for the off-road community around the nation.
While these friendships and memories will live forever, after 13 FJ Summit events and 16 years of dedication, with fond memories and heavy hearts, the Directors have decided to end the FJ Summit. There is no single reason why we’ve decided to discontinue the FJ Summit, but please understand that we did not arrive at this decision lightly. For the directors, the friendships we’ve forged over the years have made us family. To the thousands of participants, volunteers, sponsors and visitors, sharing this event with you is something we will always cherish. We wish you all nothing but the best, and hope you continue to explore the outdoors with your Toyota or Lexus vehicles. We can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done and how much you mean to each and every one of us. Toyota’s message of “Let’s Go Places” is something we have always taken to heart, and we hope that you too can go find new places, new trails, new roads and new adventures.
And finally, the Directors would like to thank our families who gave up other plans for vacations, selflessly volunteered and kept us grounded through thick and thin. The joy of watching the families grow and prosper over the last 16 years is something that we’ll never forget. We can’t thank you all enough, and you will never know how much your sacrifices meant to us.