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 to Highlands Base Village. Due to the popularity of this recreational area, you cannot drive to the Maroon Bells from 8am – 5pm. We recommend carpooling as vehicular access/overnight parking is extremely limited. At the end of the Maroon Creek Road there is a sign that says buses only to the right; where cars go left there is a hard right turn with a green gate, this is the boneyard lot. Parking after 5 p.m. will be limited to the boneyard.
What to bring: All your own backpacking gear including tent, sleeping bag and pad, warm clothes, headlamp, rain gear, closed toed shoes, sun protection and water bottles. You do not need to bring a stove or water filter. Please bring work gloves if you have them. The entrance fee for Maroon Bells Wilderness area will be waived, Wilderness Workshop will provide a list of volunteers to the Forest Service
Camping: We will be car camping at the boneyard parking lot working in the vicinity of Buckskin Pass, higher up on the trail.
Food: Wilderness Workshop will provide all food for volunteers and tools will be provided by the Forest Service.