Where You'll Be:
About 30 minutes south of Steamboat Springs, Stagecoach State Park rests in the Yampa Valley and boasts 1,641 acres and a 771-acre reservoir on the Yampa River. In addition, the park adjoins a nearly 1,000-acre parcel of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) land, providing through-routes to more than 35,000 acres of the Routt National Forest and the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area.
What You'll Do:
Individuals and families alike can enjoy this signature Family Camping Project. While children ages 6-11 enjoy fun, educational activities led by VOC's Programs Manager and local organization Yampatika, children ages 12+ will work alongside parents and family members to finish and polish a one-mile section of new trail, originally cut by machine prior to the project. You'll dig and move dirt to ensure proper trail structure and drainage; re-seed the area; and spread, pack, and install materials to further stabilize the trail and mitigate erosion.
All volunteers will enjoy camping in the park and meals from our volunteer Crew Chefs on Saturday and Sunday.
Click here to learn more about the importance of trail maintenance.
Why It Matters:
The trail you help complete will extend the South Routt trail system and provide access to a sizable area of public lands available offering a variety of recreational opportunities for hikers, bikers, backpackers, equestrians, hunters, fishermen, and wildlife enthusiasts. This project is highly desired by both the local community as well as park visitors, and the results of your efforts will be greatly appreciated and enjoyed for years to come!
- Minors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on overnight projects. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on single-day 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.