Rocky Mountain Field Institute actively engages thousands of community volunteers every year through the completion of trail and restoration projects that help conserve and protect our treasured public landscapes.About Us
I've come to Garden of the Gods on an almost weekly basis for the past 3 years and it was fulfilling to finally be able to give back to it, even if just a little. The RMFI team is passionate about the work they do and it definitely gets passed down to the volunteers and keeps them motivated throughout the day as well. The entire team was kind, inclusive, knowledgable, and approachable. Can't wait to volunteer again.
National Public Lands Day at Shelf Road
RMFI's National Public Lands Day at Shelf Road is back! Shelf Road Recreation Area, outside of Cañon City, is a world-renowned sport climbing area. Come steward and celebrate this awesome piece of public land during a long weekend of trail work, camping, and climbing! RMFI is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office to improve belay platforms at the Mammoth area, Ejection Wall, and Gym Arete, as well as trail tread maintenance at the Gym and New Gym crags. This project will involve plenty of rock moving, a bit of technical rock feature construction, and a lot of fun, strenuous, and rewarding work! We will be working this project at Shelf for FOUR days, Friday through Monday, September 27-30, and we invite and encourage volunteers to work multiple days, camp out with us and enjoy the climbing! This project will also feature a celebratory camp cookout on Saturday evening, FREE camp beer courtesy of New Belgium Brewing, prize giveaways from additional sponsors in the climbing industry, and more! This is one you will not want to miss!Learn More & Sign Up Today!
Mueller State Park
This is a NEW project site for RMFI! Please join us on Saturday, October 5 to make improvements to the scenic Rock Canyon Trail in Mueller State Park! We will be installing rock and timber box steps, moving materials, improving drainage, and restoring social trails in this beautiful area between Rock Pond and Geer Pond, near the border of Mueller State Park and Dome Rock State Wildlife Area.
Fall is a great time to be in Mueller. Join us!Sign Up to Help!
Cheyenne Mountain Run
The proceeds of the Cheyenne Mountain Run help fund trail work and maintenance in Cheyenne Mountain State Park performed by the Cheyenne Mountain State Park Trail Dogs and RMFI! Register for the whole enchilada - a 25K up to the top of the mountain and back down - or for the 3 Mile option! Are you up for the challenge? The run takes place this year on Saturday, October 12. Sign up today!Register to Run!