Cheyenne Mountain Volunteer Weekend

Spend a weekend camping and working within a team on an exciting new trail construction project on top of Cheyenne Mountain in Colorado Springs! Led by professional field staff, volunteers will help with the trail building project during the days on both Saturday and Sunday and will camp Saturday night in a lovely mountaintop meadow, an area not yet open to public access. All meals for volunteers for the weekend will be provided, including a Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at camp on Saturday night. This is a strenuous but highly rewarding project situated at approximately 9,500 feet above sea level and is recommended for volunteers accustomed to regular hiking and/or other physical activity.

Project/Site Details:
Cheyenne Mountain State Park is one of the newest additions to the Colorado State Park system and is uniquely situated in a transitional zone between the Great Plains grassland and the forested Front Range Mountains. The park is a popular location for hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, and camping just outside the city limits of Colorado Springs. Last year, RMFI and volunteers completed the construction of the highly anticipated Top of the Mountain (TOM) trail. The TOM Trail is approximately 3.6 miles of ‘extremely rugged’ corridor offering stunning views of the Pikes Peak region. With the help of volunteers, this year we have begun constructing the Dixon Trail from the top of the mountain down (to eventually meet up with the efforts of other trail crews building from the State Park up) so that access to the TOM can be reached from the State Park's existing trail system. The National Public Lands Day Volunteer Weekend will provide YOU the opportunity to get involved as we continue this important work.

Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 07:00 to Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 17:00
Contact Info: 
Molly Mazel
Rocky Mountain Field Institute