Stewardship • Education • Research

Dirt • Rocks • Fun

Rocky Mountain Field Institute is dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of public lands in Southern Colorado. RMFI is committed to protecting and enhancing the ecological health of our land and water resources by completing projects focused on watershed restoration, forest health, and sustainable recreation areas. 


RMFI builds and maintains many trails at Shelf Rd. Climbing Area
RMFI works throughout the Southern Rockies in wildlands, parklands, popular recreation areas, and wilderness areas.

Love Barr Trail? Take our survey!

RMFI will continue maintenance and improvements along the lowest three miles of Barr Trail and your opinion matters! Please help us determine visitor satisfaction with the trail by completing this short survey.

Key Project Sites

RMFI works in the Pikes Peak Region, Sangre de Cristo Mountain Range, and our favorite sliver of Utah. Learn more about where we work here.

Volunteer With RMFI

Get dirty and give back by joining RMFI on a workday. We work in some of our region's most spectacular sites. Join us!

Waldo Canyon Burn Restoration

RMFI is restoring the Waldo Canyon Burn Area. Learn more about our work and how you can help. (U.S. Air Force Photo/ Mike Kaplan)

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