IPWA Events

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COVID-19 Precautions: The safety of our community is our top priority, and we are committed to doing our part to limit the spread of COVID-19 (aka coronavirus). We are closely monitoring guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE), and how these might impact our programs. We are also coordinating with our US Forest Service partners to remain in compliance with their COVID-19 response guidelines. Note: Events may be subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Saturday June 26th 2021

IPWA Trail Project: Buchanan Pass Trail

Mark your calendar for a trail crew project on Saturday June 26th 2021 at Buchanan Pass Trail! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). Volunteers for tree projects must have sawyer certification. If you are interested in joining us, please email hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org! To learn more about our trail projects, visit the Trail Restoration Projects page.

Saturday July 24th 2021

IPWA Trail Project: East Portal Trailhead

Mark your calendar for a trail crew project on Saturday July 24th 2021 at East Portal (Moffat Tunnel) Trailhead! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). Volunteers for tree projects must have sawyer certification. If you are interested in joining us, please email hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org! To learn more about our trail projects, visit the Trail Restoration Projects page.

Saturday August 28th 2021

IPWA Trail Project: East Portal Crater Lakes Trail

Mark your calendar for a trail crew project on Saturday August 28th 2021 at East Portal Crater Lakes Trail! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). Volunteers for tree projects must have sawyer certification. If you are interested in joining us, please email hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org! To learn more about our trail projects, visit the Trail Restoration Projects page.

Wednesday September 1st 2021 - Thursday September 30th 2021

IPWA Photo Contest Open

The IPWA holds an Annual Photo Contest to showcase the beauty of the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness. This contest is open to IPWA members and volunteers. Each individual may submit a maximum of 2 scenic photos (no people or dogs may be in the photos). The purpose of this event is to engage IPWA volunteers & members in a fun activity to promote the protection of the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness areas - all while increasing financial support for the IPWA (a 100% volunteer based organization). The IPWA Board will review submissions and the winners will be announced in early October. The IPWA will use the selected photos to create notecards to sell for fundraising purposes, as well as for gifts and marketing. Visit the Photo Contest page for more information.

Saturday September 25th 2021

IPWA Trail Project: East Portal

Mark your calendar for a trail crew project on Saturday September 25th 2021 at East Portal! This project is open to volunteers and member of the public at least 18 years old (or younger with parental consent). Volunteers for tree projects must have sawyer certification. If you are interested in joining us, please email hikers@indianpeakswilderness.org! To learn more about our trail projects, visit the Trail Restoration Projects page.

Thursday September 30th 2021

IPWA Summer Patrol Season Closing Day

As fall and hunting season start up, our summer patrolling season will end on September 30th (last patrol day). In September, please take caution on the trails as certain hunting seasons may have started. For more information, please visit the Colorado Parks & Wildlife website. 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.