Project photo by Jenny Zichterman
Where You'll Be:
The Everkrisp Trail, starting out of the Meadow Mountain Trailhead, is located just outside of the charming town of Minturn, nestled in the Vail Valley between the ski resorts of Beaver Creek and Vail. The multi-use trail offers a variety of views from meadows to mountains, and volunteers will work to construct a new segment that will help connect communities across the Vail Valley.
What You'll Do:
We're back for a second year to build the Everkrisp Trail in partnership with the Vail Valley Mountain Bike Association (VVMBA)! On this two-day project, you'll join volunteers aged 14+ to finish a segment that has been pre-cut by a mini-excavator so that it's ready for use by hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Campsites are provided in town just a short drive away from the worksites, and meals will be provided by our wonderful volunteer Crew Chefs. Feel free to bring your mountain bike for some post-project fun on the trail!
Why It Matters:
You'll play a critical part in creating a new, 4-mile segment that will link into existing trails to connect the towns of Eagle, Edwards, Avon, Minturn, and Vail, bringing communities closer together and offering new recreation opportunities for visitors and residents alike. In the long-term, the trail system volunteers help create will connect all the way from Vail Pass to Basalt!
- Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on overnight projects.
- Volunteers are responsible for providing their own camping equipment. VOC will provide meals, tools, and work gloves.
- Cancellation: Our partners rely on VOC volunteers to accomplish critical stewardship needs, and our projects often have wait lists. If you need to cancel, please contact Emily Schaefer at 303-715-1010 ext. 116 as soon as possible so we can free your spot for another volunteer and have a full workforce.
About Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) is the state's oldest, largest, and leading outdoor stewardship nonprofit organization. Founded in 1984 to motivate and enable people to become active stewards of Colorado's natural resources, VOC has engaged nearly 120,000 people in more than 1,000 volunteer projects for a donated labor value of $24 million. Through award-winning youth and volunteer programs, leadership training, capacity-building programs, and collaborative efforts with nonprofits and land management agencies, VOC is an invaluable resource in Colorado, especially as our outdoor stewardship needs are approaching near-crisis levels. For more information, visit www.voc.org or call 303-715-1010.