(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

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.

RMFI Volunteer 2018

Upcoming events & news

Devil's Playground Overnight Weekend


Registration for our 5th Annual Devil's Playground Collaborative Workday with VOC is now open!

Join us to wrap up our 2021 work on the Devil's Playground reroute from Saturday, August 28 - Sunday, August 29, 2021. This is a unique overnight volunteer opportunity, so bring your sleeping bag, bring your tent and get ready to cut tread with us! Registration is now open with limited spots available. 

Register here!

South Colony Stewardship Project


RMFI will deploy a 4-person crew during the 2021 summer field season to complete critical trail improvements along the South Colony and South Colony Spur Trails. Work will include clearing hazard trees and blowdown, replacing and repairing timber bridges, trimming vegetation to better delineate the trail corridor, and improving off-trail drainage. Work is expected to last 40 days and crews will be camped near the intersection of the South Colony and South Colony Spur Trails. 

The Project

RMFI's 40th Anniversary


RMFI is celebrating 40 years of stewardship! We couldn't have reached this phenomenal milestone without the support of volunteers and partners like you. That's why we will be celebrating all year long with events, prizes, and more! First up is our "40 Years of Discovery" contest sponsored by Mountain Chalet where you can visit RMFI project locations and win prizes! Click here for contest info and how to sign up to participate!

Learn more!