Pikes Peak Crew Leader Training

Pikes Peak Crew Leader Training

Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Sunday, May 2, 2021
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Are you passionate about public lands and want to lead other volunteers on trail and restoration projects? Then apply for the 2021 Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training!

Savannah Robar, Volunteer & Partnership Coordinator, 719-471-7736 ext. 4#, [email protected]

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Take your volunteering to the next level by becoming a Crew Leader! Trained and certified Crew Leaders are able to support, in a big way, projects at their home parks and open spaces and in the greater Pikes Peak Region.

The Pikes Peak Regional Crew Leader Training is the premier local training for trail crew leaders. It is hosted in partnership by Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Trails and Open Space Coalition, Friends of the Peak, and the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department. This program, consisting of an intensive 2-day training and subsequent certification process, provides committed trail volunteers the opportunity to "take it to the next level." You will learn how to lead safe, successful trail projects and develop basic trail construction and restoration skills. This training weekend will partially take place online through virtual lessons as well as in-person at North Cheyenne Cañon. 


  • Training candidates must have participated in at least two trail or restoration workdays prior to the start of training. 
  • Training candidates must pass a background check administered by the City of Colorado Springs. (If you have questions or concerns about the background check requirements, please contact Savannah Robar at [email protected] or 719-471-7736 ext. 4#)

Full certification as a Crew Leader requires the following:

  • Register for the training program, pay the $35 application fee, and submit to the City background check. 
  • Attend the entire training program, all-day on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2.
  • Complete two mentoring work days following the training (you will schedule your mentoring days prior to the end of the training weekend).
  • Certification will be renewed after each year that the Crew Leader leads at least one project, and renews their annual background check. 

Weekend Training Agenda:


This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

  • Saturday, May 1, 2021
    • 9:00 - 11:30 am | Virtual Presentation: Trail Maintenance with Friends of the Peak (FoTP)
    • 12:30 - 1:00 pm | Crew Leaders arrive at Mesa Reservation Area
    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm | Afternoon Session: Trail Maintenance Walk-and-Talk with FoTP
  • Sunday, May 2, 2021
    • 9:00 - 11:00 am | Virtual Presentations: Leave No Trace (LNT) with the City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Services, Leadership with Trails & Open Space Coalition (TOSC), & Restoration with Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI)
    • 12:30 - 1:00 pm | Crew Leaders arrive at Mesa Reservation Area
    • 1:00 - 4:00 pm | Afternoon Session: Restoration with RMFI


  • There is a non-refundable $35 application fee to help cover materials for the weekend.

Please note: Application does not guarantee entry into the training. Applicants with prior volunteer trailwork experience and those actively involved with open space stewardship will be given priority spots in the training if space is limited.


To apply, click the "APPLY NOW!" button above! And for additional details about the training, click HERE.

Questions? Contact Savannah Robar, RMFI Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] or 719-471-7736 ext. 4#.