IPWA Events

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Sunday June 5th 2022

IPWA Summer Patrol Season Starts

During the summer season (June 5th  - September 30th 2022), our summer wilderness volunteers patrol the trails in the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness areas, providing assistance to visitors, educating the public about wilderness regulations and Leave No Trace principles, monitoring trail usage and conditions for the Forest Service, and helping with trail maintenance and clean-up. ​To learn more, visit the Summer Patrol Program page. Note: We accept a limited number of new volunteers each year and the application window closed on April 30th. If you are interested in being added to our volunteer interest list for next year, please email us at hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org.

Saturday July 23rd 2022

Trail Project at Crater Lakes Trail

Mark your calendar for a trail crew project at Crater Lakes Trail (East Portal Trailhead, James Peaks Wilderness) on Saturday July 23rd! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). To learn more, please contact us via email at hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org.

Saturday August 27th 2022

Trail Project at East Portal/South Boulder Creek Trail 

Mark your calendar for a trail crew project at East Portal/South Boulder Creek Trail (James Peaks Wilderness) on Saturday August 27th! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). To learn more, please contact us via email at hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org.

Tuesday September 6th to Friday, September 9th 2022

Trail Project with Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Mark your calendar for a trail crew project with Rocky Mountain Conservancy (location TBA)! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). To learn more, please contact us via email at hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org.

Monday September 12th to Friday September 16th 2022

Trail Project with Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Mark your calendar for a trail crew project with Rocky Mountain Conservancy (location TBA)! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). To learn more, please contact us via email at hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org.

Saturday September 24th 2022

Brainard Lake Tree Clearing Project (Sawyers Only)

Sawyers Only: mark your calendar for the annual fall tree clearing project at Brainard Lake! This project is open to volunteers with a current Sawyer certification. To learn more, please contact us via email at hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org.

Mid-November 2022

IPWA Winter Patrol Season Starts

Active volunteers with at least one year experience may apply to join the Winter Patrol team. For more information visit the Winter Patrol Program page.