(RIM-FEE) n.

An organization of stewards and guardians, passionate about caring for the public land we all love and engaging our community to protect it.

Tomorrow's Legacy,

Protected today.

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
Volunteer moving slab of granite

The staff on this event were amazing! I had great conversation with all of the staff and they all taught me something I did not know. The brief about the tools beforehand, how to make the trail and use the tools was great...I would love to attend another event when I visit my son in Colorado again! Thank You for a WONDERFUL experience!!

RMFI Volunteer 2021

Upcoming events & news

Vote for the Grand Prize Winner in the 2022 NATURE! Photo Contest

Vote and Bid through December 11th


The 13 2022 NATURE! Photo Contest finalists have been chosen now it's time to VOTE! 

 The finalist's photos are on display at Mountain Chalet and ready for your vote to choose the Grand Prize Winner until Sunday, December 11th! To help further the efforts of RMFI, the photos are available for silent auction, get your bid in today for your favorite photo to take home!


Cast Your Vote and Bid Here!

Apply Today!

RMFI is Hiring for the 2023 Field Season!


The Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) is seeking Field Instructors and Field Coordinators for our 2023 field season. Field Instructors and Field Coordinators are RMFI's primary on-the-ground workforce who aid in the planning and implementation of RMFI's trail, restoration, and education field programs. This position requires a strong work ethic, dedication to environmental stewardship, and a positive, team-oriented attitude. Well-qualified applicants will be hired on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Apply Here

Broken Hand Pass - Project Highlight Video by Rob Hoff

South Colony Lakes, Sangre de Cristo Mountains


Local photographer and videographer Rob Hoff of Rob Hoff Imagery created this incredible video highlighting our stewardship work on the Broken Hand Pass Trail in the South Colony Lakes Basin. Rob has been volunteering his amazing craft to help RMFI share our story for several years. Thank you Rob for helping capture the essence and beauty of the work that we do!



South Colony Lakes Project Highlight