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.

2nd Annual NATURE! Photo Contest

Give us your best shots! Your Colorado nature photographs, that is! With four contest categories to choose from and prominent display opportunities for finalists, this is sure to be another great competition. Deadline to submit is Oct. 29. Click for more info. 

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!

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.

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