If you are interested in helping on a trail crew, and haven’t already registered as a volunteer, contact Senior Ranger Lewis at <email@example.com>. Our crews are lead by experienced crew leaders.
As we have done in the past, our trail dates are spread across the week, Mondays through Saturdays. Note that some dates are “day” and others are “evening.” Day dates begin either at 8:30 or 8:00 AM, depending on time of the season. During mid-summer we begin and end earlier because of the heat.
Please bring a lunch and plenty of waterfor daytime events. We ask that you wear work gloves, sturdy shoes or boots, long pants and work shirt. We suggest you bring a hat, eye protection(sunglasses should work,) sun-screen, insect repellent, and a light-duty daypack.
Work will be mostly medium to heavy-duty, using rakes, shovels, pick-axes, pruning shears, and hoes. We have three areas of emphasis this season. First of all, we have 20 miles of trails to maintain in the lower park. Secondly, we are building trails to service the new archery range at the south end of the park. Finally, we will continue to develop the Dixon Trail that will connect the lower park’s trail system to the trail system on the top of the mountain.
We just completed our second annual Tool Day in April. Volunteers helped us sharpen, clean, and refurbish the trail tools, photos in our Gallery We also have two VOC (Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado) projects. The first one was in May and it was a training day to focus on a particular trail building skills. The second, on Sept. 14 & 15, will bring together upwards of 100 volunteers from around the state, hopefully including some of our own local talent.
For the Sept. 14-15 Project select: Volunteer>Project Calendar and then scroll down to the correct weekend.