Starting in 2017, VOC is partnering with other Colorado outdoor stewardship groups and the U.S. Forest Service through the National Forest Foundation Find Your Fourteener campaign so that together we can do more on our majestic Fourteeners. We are working collaboratively to increase the pace and scale of trail improvements and ecological restoration. Our vision is to work together, with you, to build and maintain a sustainable trails network, ensuring these peaks remain healthy and inviting for decades to come. With help from skilled, passionate volunteers like you, we can complete even more on-the-ground work on Colorado's Fourteeners. Every volunteer in the Fourteener community is important in this long-term effort, and we are grateful for your help!
Where You'll Be:
Just an hour from Denver, Grays Peak and Torreys Peak are a popular pair of "14ers" whose summits are separated by a mere three-quarters of a mile. Grays Peak is the highest point directly on the Continental Divide and the 10th highest peak in Colorado; with its proximity to Front Range population centers, the route to Grays' summit alone can see as many as 25,000 to 30,000 hikers a year!
What You'll Do:
Spend a weekend giving some much-needed TLC to Colorado's famous 14ers! You'll work above treeline with about 40-50 VOC volunteers and others from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI) to close user-created "social trails" and establish one sustainable route to the summit to prevent further resource damage and loss of plant life. The furthest work site will be as far as a 3 mile (approx. 2 hour) hike, so be prepared to work hard and enjoy the view! Campsites will be provided along with meals from our volunteer Crew Chefs.