Multi-day Volunteer Projects 2017

July 1 – July 4:

Mount Harvard Backcountry Project – PROJECT FULL – Join the waiting list

Celebrate the 4th of July weekend by giving back to Colorado’s 14ers.   This four-day backpacking project provides you with the opportunity to work as part of a small group of volunteers performing valuable restoration work and light trail maintenance. On day one you’ll meet up at the trailhead and backpack about 2-3 miles before setting up camp near treeline. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to perform trail maintenance just below the junction for the Bear Lake trail.  Return to camp each evening to enjoy views of the surrounding Collegiate Peaks Wilderness and the camaraderie of your crewmates. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: Saturday, July 1 through Tuesday, July 4
Project type: Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: CFI will provide all food from dinner on Saturday through breakfast on Tuesday.
What to bring: CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.). What not to bring: CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Join the waiting list

July 13 – July 16: PROJECT FULL – Join the waiting list

South Maroon Peak Backcountry Project

Help maintain one of Colorado’s most iconic and majestic peaks. On day one you’ll meet up at the trailhead and backpack about 2-3 miles before setting up camp. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to help build soil retention structures on the steep, loose slopes characteristic to the Elk Mountains. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: 
Thursday, July 13 through Sunday, July 16
Project type: 
Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: 
CFI will provide all food from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday.
What to bring: 
CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.).
What not to bring: 
CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Join the waiting list.

July 20 – July 23: PROJECT FULL – Join the waiting list

Mount Elbert Backcountry Project

Team up with CFI and give back to the gentle giant, Colorado’s highest summit. On day one you’ll meet up at the East Ridge trailhead and backpack about 2-3 miles before setting up camp below treeline. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to help CFI build a new sustainably-aligned route. Work will include clearing the trail corridor and cutting new tread. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: 
Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23
Project type: 
Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: 
CFI will provide all food from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday.
What to bring: 
CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.).
What not to bring: 
CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Join the waiting list.

August 10 – August 13: PROJECT FULL – Join the waiting list

South Maroon Peak Backcountry Project

Help maintain one of Colorado’s most iconic and majestic peaks. On day one you’ll meet up at the trailhead and backpack about 2-3 miles before setting up camp. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to help build soil retention structures on the steep, loose slopes characteristic to the Elk Mountains. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: 
Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13
Project type: 
Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: 
CFI will provide all food from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday.
What to bring: 
CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.).
What not to bring: 
CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Join the waiting list.

August 10 – August 13: PROJECT FULL – Join the waiting list

Capitol Peak Backcountry Project

Team up with CFI this summer to help maintain the summit route on one of the hardest 14er climbs. On day one you’ll meet up at the trailhead and backpack about 5 miles before setting up camp just below Capitol Lake. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to perform trail maintenance up to the Daly Saddle.  Return to camp each evening to enjoy views of the majestic Elk Mountain Range, and the camaraderie of your crewmates. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13
Project type: Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: CFI will provide all food from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday.
What to bring: CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.).
What not to bring: CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Join the waiting list.

August 31 – September 3PROJECT FULL – Join the waiting list

Uncompahgre Peak Backcountry Project

Join CFI on Labor Day weekend as we go into the remote and beautiful San Juan Mountains. This four-day backpacking project provides you with the opportunity to work as part of a small group of volunteers performing valuable restoration work and light trail maintenance. On day one you’ll meet up at the trailhead and backpack a short 1-1.5 miles before setting up camp. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to perform work that will focus on retaining tread soil with the installation of check steps through alpine tundra, steps will be backfilled with native materials. Higher up on the summit ridge, the installation of retention structures will prevent the loss of fragile, unstable soils.  Return to camp each evening to enjoy views of the San Juan Mountains, and the camaraderie of your crew mates. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: 
Thursday August 31 through Sunday, September 3
Project type: 
Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: 
CFI will provide all food from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday.
What to bring: 
CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.).
What not to bring: 
CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Join the waiting list

August 31 – September 3:

Capitol Peak Backcountry Project

Team up with CFI this summer to help maintain the summit route on one of the hardest 14er climbs. On day one you’ll meet up at the trailhead and backpack about 5 miles before setting up camp just below Capitol Lake. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to perform trail maintenance up to the Daly Saddle.  Return to camp each evening to enjoy views of the majestic Elk Mountain Range, and the camaraderie of your crewmates. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: Thursday, August 10 through Sunday, August 13
Project type: Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: CFI will provide all food from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday.
What to bring: CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.).
What not to bring: CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Register Here.

September 7 – September 10: PROJECT FULL – Join the waiting list

La Plata Peak Backcountry Project 

Discover the value of a weekend spent giving back to the 14ers. This four-day backpacking project provides you with the opportunity to work as part of a small group of volunteers performing valuable restoration work and light trail maintenance. On day one you’ll meet up at the trailhead and backpack about 1.5 miles before setting up camp near treeline. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp to perform routine trail maintenance on the upper slopes of La Plata’s NW ridge.  Return to camp each evening to enjoy views of the Sawatch Range, and the camaraderie of your crewmates. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10
Project type: Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: CFI will provide all food from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday.
What to bring: CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.). What not to bring: CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Join the waiting list

September 7 – September 10: PROJECT FULL – Join the waiting list

Mount Massive Backcountry Project 

Join CFI for a massive amount of fun and rewarding weekend of trail work on Colorado’s second tallest mountain. This four-day backpacking project provides you with the opportunity to work as part of a small group of volunteers installing erosion prevention structures like check steps and performing routine maintenance work. On day one you’ll meet up at the East Slopes trailhead and backpack about 2-3 miles before setting up camp near treeline. On days two and three you’ll hike a short distance from basecamp and work above treeline.  Return to camp each evening to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding Arkansas River Valley, and the camaraderie of your crewmates. You will pack up camp and hike out on day four.
When: Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 10
Project type: Overnight backpacking, trail maintenance
Food: CFI will provide all food from dinner on Thursday through breakfast on Sunday.
What to bring: CFI will provide a full packing list of necessary equipment, including your own backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, etc.). What not to bring: CFI will provide all trail tools necessary for the project and all cooking/kitchen equipment.
Join the waiting list