Treasure Creek Trail Restoration @ South San Juan Wilderness

A variety of views and work types await on this three-day project.
Type of Work:
Trail Restoration/Maintenance
August 2, 2019 - August 4, 2019
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Physical Difficulty:
Minimum Age:
Southern Mountains
Monte Vista
Groups Allowed:
Payment Required:
Individual, Family, Friends Registration Organized Group Registration
You will be sent to a secure registration site.


Where You'll Be:
The peaceful South San Juan Wilderness covers over 150,000 acres in Southern Colorado and its Treasure Creek Trail is a stunning and remote route, passing a deep creek, rock cliffs, swimming holes, and an alpine basin to make its way up to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST). The area is important habitat for bighorn sheep and offers stunning views of the San Juan Mountains.

What You'll Do:
On this three-day project, you'll work with 30 adult volunteers divided into two crews of 15 people each. There will be a variety of work to enjoy including re-establishing a half-mile of the trail that has literally disappeared into the landscape, installing signs, clearing downed trees, installing rock check dams, constructing small cairns, and closing social trails. Scenic views will reward you for your efforts and meals will be provided by our volunteer Crew Chef.

Please note that due to the remote nature of this project, you are required to register for all three days of the project.

Why It Matters:
With limited management resources and its remote location, this area in the Wilderness has become highly neglected, with sections of the Treasure Creek Trail disappearing into the landscape. By re-establishing the trail, your efforts will ensure that this trail remains safe, sustainable, and accessible for hikers and equestrians to enjoy this gorgeous part of Colorado.

Need-to-Know Details:

  • All days are required due to the remote location of the project.
  • 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 or call 303-715-1010.