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SUPPORT CFIEvery donation counts!

Donations from individual Fourteener enthusiasts play a critical role in CFI’s field successes. Gifts match restricted grants, while funding expenses many foundations and corporations will not cover, such as feeding field crews and transporting crews and supplies to remote trailheads.

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UPDATESWhat we've been doing

  • Now Steena, you promised you wouldn’t get lost again…  – October 20, 2014

    Mission: Collect Wilderness permits and check out potential hunter camps along Martin trail, hike out to West Grouse Mountain trailhead. This is the story about … Read More >>

  • Seasons of Wonder  – September 30, 2014

    Not everyone has a chance to experience the wilderness as I have this season. I have had the opportunity and absolute privilege to see the … Read More >>

  • A Return to the Primitive  – September 22, 2014

    In the Wilderness Act of 1964, which we can thank for areas like the Holy Cross Wilderness, part of the definition of wilderness contains the … Read More >>

  • From Sea Level to Summit  – September 19, 2014

    I drove from Atlanta to Colorado in early August knowing little about what the next two months doing trail maintenance may entail.  Soon enough I … Read More >>

Group Projects & Corporate Partnerships

CFI’s “Adopt-a-Peak” program partners with organized groups of volunteers to perform valuable trail maintenance and vegetation restoration work. Through this unique program, CFI provides trained crew leaders, fully planned projects, and all the trail tools and group equipment needed to perform a stewardship project. Partner organizations bring a group of volunteers ready to have fun protecting a Fourteener.

Performing Fourteener stewardship work provides numerous benefits to groups and individuals:

  • Trail maintenance and restoration work is fun, builds camaraderie and can become an anticipated annual event for an organization or business
  • Hands-on stewardship activities bring satisfaction knowing your work will benefit the mountains and Fourteener hikers for generations
  • Adopting a peak can give your business or group valuable public exposure to hikers, climbers, and the broader community
  • Giving back is a great way to meet people while spending time in some of Colorado’s most beautiful places.

To make the Adopt-a-Peak partnership mutually beneficial, CFI asks that groups commit to provide the following on an annual basis:

  • Recruit and provide at least 20 person-days of volunteer labor—either 10 volunteers for a two-day project or 20 volunteers for a one-day project. (Wilderness regulations may limit group size for some peaks.)
  • Coordinate transportation and ensure all volunteers show up at the trailhead with required personal equipment.
  • Business partners are encouraged to make a cash donation to help defray program-related operating expenses. Sponsors are recognized on CFI’s website and in print and electronic communications.

In return CFI provides everything that is needed to perform a successful volunteer project, including:

  • Trained project leaders who plan all anticipated field projects, meet the group at the trailhead, teach safety procedures, and lead volunteers in all project tasks
  • All tools, equipment and supplies needed to complete the planned trail construction and vegetation restoration projects
  • Workers’ compensation coverage (through the Forest Service) in the unlikely event volunteers are injured while working on the project
  • Coordination with the Forest Service to ensure all projects comply with established laws, regulations and policies.

The following videos provide more insight into CFI’s Adopt-a-Peak program:
What might I do on a CFI stewardship project?
How fit must I be to participate on a volunteer project?
The perspective of a corporate partner, and
What volunteers get from participating on a CFI stewardship project.

For more information, contact 303-278-7650 or cfi @