Restore a Wilderness Trail (West Maroon Creek)

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 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, camping chair, 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 set up camp a short walking distance from the boneyard parking lot and head out on the West Maroon Creek trail.

Food: Wilderness Workshop will provide all food for volunteers and tools will be provided by the Forest Service.