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.
Devil's Playground Re-Route Has Begun!
At the end of May, RMFI and our crew member partners with Mile High Youth Corps broke ground on the multi-year project to re-route the Devil's Playground Trail, one of the two primary routes up to the summit of Pikes Peak. This exciting project will entail the construction of a new and sustainable route and will be followed up with the closure and restoration of the current trail. The current trail is in poor condition, is steep, loose for users, and is causing damage to the surrounding ecosystem. We are excited to make a new Devil's Playground Trail!
We are offering several weekend opportunities for the community to volunteer on this project and would love for you to help! Single day workdays will occur in the summer of 2019 on June 22, 23, July 6, 7, 20, 21, and August 3 and 4. We will then cap off the project for the season with a weekend overnight volunteer opportunity on August 17 through 18! The weekender will include two full days of work, exclusive group camping near the Crags Campground, and camp meals provided for all volunteers!Find Full Schedule & Sign Up!
Earth Corps Field Studies Course
Applications are now open for RMFI's 18th annual Earth Corps College Field Studies Course, happening summer 2019! This award-winning program for undergraduate students provides participants the opportunity to live, work, and learn in the backcountry of the Colorado wilderness all while earning 4 college credits in Geography and Environmental Studies.
Course Dates: July 8-28, 2019Learn More & Apply
Volunteer With Us!
It's here! RMFI's spring volunteer workday calendar has been posted. We're just waiting for YOU to sign up and join us for a great day, or weekend, or trail work. Our spring workday schedule has opportunities including trail finishing work in North Cheyenne Cañon Park, trail maintenance in Garden of the Gods Park, new trail cutting in Black Forest's Pineries Open Space, basecamp pack-in hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and more!Find Workdays Now!
Barr Trail Mountain Race
Want to run the Barr Trail Mountain Race on July 28? As a thanks for giving the trail some much needed love prior to the big event, the race committee will offer discounts to all Barr Trail volunteers in June and July! One may even win a free entry! Workdays are June 28, 29, 30, July 12, 13, 14. Earn a $10 discount off the race entry for EACH workday you do!Sign up to Help on Barr!