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.
Last Call! Volunteer at Kit Carson Peak!
Wondering how you can get involved in the project to reconstruct the summit trail to Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point? This is your chance! RMFI will be wrapping up our 2019 season of trail work in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with the Kit Carson Peak Volunteer Trail Work Week, September 9 - 13, followed by the Basecamp Pack-Out Weekend, September 13-15!
The Volunteer Week is our longest volunteer opportunity of the year. Perfect for those up to the ultimate RMFI challenge and wanting to spend an extended period of time in the backcountry and making a huge contribution to the project! Join us for a week of backcountry camping, trail work, and probably the best backcountry camping meals you’ve ever had, all included. Sign up for the full week here!
Those looking for more of a day trip or a weekend opportunity, come on out for a Basecamp Pack-Out hike! We are seeking volunteers to join us on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday following the final trail work week to hike up to our basecamp basin (approximately 5 miles up) and go back down while carrying out some of our camp items! This is the easier way to go, folks, and an absolutely stunning hike if you haven't done it. Join for 1, 2, or all 3 days of pack out! Volunteers helping to pack on multiple days are invited to camp with us at the trailhead with meals provided! Sign up for the pack-out weekend here.Find Both Opportunities on Our Calendar!
Guffey Gorge Project
RMFI is partnering with the Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office, to improve the access trail to Guffey Gorge, a.k.a. Paradise Cove! The cove is a popular day-use recreation area located approximately 12 miles away from the town of Guffey, Colorado offering visitors opportunities to swim, hike, scramble, or just relax and enjoy the views. The weekend of September 21-22, 2019, we are hosting a community work weekend that will focus on technical projects such as installing buck and rail fencing, rock steps, and check dams. Join us for one or both days! Those spending the full weekend on the project with us will be treated to group camping access and camp meals!Learn More & Sign Up!
National Public Lands Day at Shelf Road
RMFI's National Public Lands Day at Shelf Road is back! Shelf Road Recreation Area is a world-renowned sport climbing area near Cañon City, CO. Between September 27-30, come steward and celebrate this awesome piece of public land during a long weekend of trail work, camping, and climbing! We will be working on climbing access trails and belay platforms at Shelf for FOUR days and we invite and encourage volunteers to work multiple days, as many as they choose, camp out with us and enjoy the climbing! A celebratory National Public Lands Day camp cookout dinner will be provided on Saturday evening.Learn More & Sign Up!