Pancake Rocks Stewardship Day

Pancake Rocks Stewardship Day

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
16+, minors must be accompanied by an adult
Join RMFI at Pancake Rocks for work rerouting 2 sections of the trail that serve as part of the greater Ring the Peak trail. The Pancake Rocks Trail is a technical trail and the hike to and from the worksites can vary from 1.5 - 2.3 miles one way with over 1'000 feet in elevation gain. The work will take place at around 10'000-11'000 feet.

This is a community stewardship opportunity, where we welcome volunteers of all backgrounds and communities. Due to the strenuous nature of the work at Pancake Rocks, volunteers need to be 16 and older and accompanied by a parent if under 18.

Registration will close Monday, August 14th at 11:59 pm.

Calla Balliett, Community Engagement Coordinator

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Land Acknowledgment

This is a community stewardship day, which we acknowledge takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), and Cheyenne Nations*. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced occupation of their territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse indigenous people connected to this land on which our stewardship days take place.  

Meeting location:

Please meet RMFI at the Horsetheif Park Trailhead off CO-67, please use the link below to navigate to the trailhead as while driving on 67 it will come up quickly.

Horsetheif Falls Trailhead


8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Registration will close Monday, August 14th at 11:59 pm.

-We do ask that all volunteers be available for the entire workday, we will not be close to the trailhead and a staff member will not be available to hike you down separately. 

Activity: This US Forest Service property is a year-round popular multi-use trail that is part of the greater Ring the Peak Trail. The project will focus on rerouting 2 sections on the Pancake Rocks Trail. The construction of the new trail tread follows a specific predetermined path laid out by the USFS, please follow all guidelines provided by RMFI staff on tread width and direction. Project tasks may include decompacting hardened soils, moving materials such as rock, dirt, and timbers, and potentially constructing check dams, drains or other trail features at the direction of RMFI staff. This is strenuous work using tools in the outdoors. at elevations between 10'000-11'000 feet. Be prepared for a rewarding day of trail work! If you have concerns about accessibility on this stewardship day, please reach out to us, or for your reference please use our Trail Terminology Guide to learn more about this activity.

For more information about what to bring for the stewardship day, visit our FAQ page.

*If you would like to learn about the native territories that each of our projects are located on, please follow this link: