Restoration Projects

Restore a Wilderness Trail (Four-Pass Loop) Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14

Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness (car camping near Aspen) Friday, July 12 (5:00 pm) - Sunday, July 14 (5:00 pm) Free and open to the public, registration required. Project Description: Join us for one or two days of trail restoration work along the spectacular four-pass loop. This ever-popular trail can be difficult to maintain due to its distance from trailheads and high amount of use. This will be an arduous project, focusing on hardening creek crossings, installing water bars with larger rocks to improve parts of the trail with heavy erosion. Directions:  Take Maroon Creek Road (first exit) and drive 1.5 miles [...]

Restore a Wilderness Trail (Four-Pass Loop) Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 14 2019-07-03T18:20:53+00:00

Restore a Wilderness Trail (West Maroon Creek) Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4

Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness (car camping near Aspen) Friday, August 2 (5:00 pm) - Sunday, August 4 (5:00 pm) Free and open to the public, registration required. Project Description: Join us for two days of trail restoration, this ever-popular trail can be difficult to maintain due to its distance from trailheads and high amount of use. Volunteers will be stabilizing some switchbacks as well as installing check dams and water bars. Directions:  Take Maroon Creek Road (first exit) and drive 1.5 miles to Highlands Base Village.  Due to the popularity of this recreational area, you cannot drive to the Maroon Bells [...]

Restore a Wilderness Trail (West Maroon Creek) Friday, August 2 - Sunday, August 4 2019-07-22T18:08:52+00:00

Hay Park / Buzzard Basin Trail (Wilderness Restoration) Friday to Sunday, August 16 - 18

Hay Park/Buzzard Basin Trail Restoration Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18 (start and finish time will be shared once the camping location is assessed) Free and open to the public, registration required, Project Description: Join us for two days of trail restoration work in the Hay Park area and Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness. Volunteers will be camping at high elevation and working to relocate 1/2 mile of the multiple use Buzzard Basin trail out of the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness Area. The trail used to be a road and is too wide and not conducive to foot traffic in parts. [...]

Hay Park / Buzzard Basin Trail (Wilderness Restoration) Friday to Sunday, August 16 - 18 2019-07-02T21:39:29+00:00

Restore Cathedral Lake Trail Saturday, September 7

Cathedral Lake Trail (near Aspen) Saturday, September 7 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration is required for this event.  Project Description: Help us repair and improve heavily impacted and eroded sections of the first 1/2 mile past the trailhead, installing new drainage features, improving tread, and narrowing the trail in spots. Why restore this alpine trail: Alpine environments are especially sensitive to human use. In areas with high amounts of people (ex: Cathedral Lake) it's important to ensure that use is well managed and concentrated on a trail. This project will ensure damage to the fragile alpine ecosystem is minimal and [...]

Restore Cathedral Lake Trail Saturday, September 7 2019-07-02T21:45:01+00:00

Restore Wildlife Habitat (remove barbed-wire fencing) Saturday, September 21

Sky Mountain Park in Snowmass Saturday, September 21: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, registration required. Project Description: Help us remove old barbed wire fencing to allow animals to move freely across important elk and deer habitat in Sky Mountain Park. Vestiges of decades-old grazing operations, these disused fence lines now deteriorate and fragment wildlife habitat. Directions: We will provide the meeting location as we get closer to the event. What to bring: Rain gear, closed toed shoes, sun protection and water bottles. Please bring your own lunch, water, sun protection, close-toed shoes, and long pants [...]

Restore Wildlife Habitat (remove barbed-wire fencing) Saturday, September 21 2019-07-02T21:45:51+00:00