Trail System Construction @ Silverthorne: Mike O'Brien Memorial Project

Create a new multi-use loop outside of the Eagles Nest Wilderness.
Type of Work:
Trail Construction
August 11, 2018 - August 12, 2018
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Moderate, Difficult
Minimum Age:
Northern & Central Mountains
Groups Allowed:
Payment Required:
Individual, Family, Friends Registration Organized Group Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.


About the Stewardship Site:
The Salt Lick Trail system is a front-country trail with easy access from the town of Silverthorne, CO used by up to 20,000 hikers, bikers and winter recreationists each year. The trail also provides access to the Eagle's Nest Wilderness. Mountain bikers must enter the wilderness area and exit again to make a loop on the trail as currently devised. However, travel by bike is not permitted in Wilderness areas.

About the Volunteer Experience:
Volunteers will work alongside others from the Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness (FENW) to establish a new trail connection between two existing trails outside of the Wilderness which will allow for a mountain bike loop option while accommodating only appropriate use in the Eagles Nest Wilderness. Volunteers will perform new trail construction. Tasks will be moderate to difficult. Camping will be in the town of Silverthorne a short drive away from the trail head.

About the Overall Impact:
The town of Silverthorne is prioritizing trail development and improvement along with local partners including the US Forest Service. Trails are important to locals as well as to tourists upon which much of the local economy is reliant. This project will help ensure that the Salt Lick Trail system is sustained for multiple use.

Need-to-Know Details:

  • Minors: All youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day projects. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on overnight projects.
  • Cancellation: Our land manager partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please contact Jamie Burke at 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.