IPWA Events

Please contact us to be added to the mailing list to receive email newsletters and announcements! Check back here for dates for other events as posted such as Wilderness Lecture Series, Trail and Tree Project Dates, Trailhead Host Days, Certifications Classes (Wilderness First Aid & USFS Cross-Cut Sawyer Certification), IPWA Mid-Season Summer Potluck, etc.

Winter Patrol Season Open

November 2019 - May 2020

The Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness areas and the Brainard Recreation Area are popular areas for recreation year-round. Our dedicated volunteer rangers patrol the trails in uniform providing assistance to visitors, monitoring trail usage and conditions for the Forest Service, and helping with trail maintenance and restoration projects. While most of our volunteers patrol during the summer and fall months from June - October, we also have a smaller cadre of winter patrollers out on the trails during the winter months from November through May. For more information visit the Winter Patrol Program page. 

Yoga, Muffins and Mochas Fundraising Event

Saturday February 1st, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am

PrAna Boulder and the Network Family Wellness Center will be hosting a yoga event to benefit the IPWA! 


Downward dog, muffin, tree pose, mocha. What's more blissful than yoga? Yoga with muffins, mochas, and the Network Family Wellness Center Team at prAna! Enjoy a great Saturday morning energizing 60-minute yoga class at PrAna Boulder for all levels! This is a donation based class with proceeds being donated to Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance (IPWA). Join us for the fun, education, and community.

Floor space is limited, so make sure you arrive early and save your spot!


This will be a fun event - we hope to see you there!

Wilderness Ranger Internship Applications Due

Sunday, March 1st

The Boulder Ranger District is recruiting applicants for two (2) Wilderness Ranger Internship positions for the 2020 summer season. General duties include conducting ranger patrols, user education, and conducting trail maintenance in the Indian Peaks and James Peak Wilderness  areas. Internship openings are limited to in-state candidates only and you must be enrolled as an undergraduate in an accredited two or four-year college/university or have recently graduated within the last two years. Ideal applicants will have experience hiking and camping in the outdoors, are passionate about the stewardship of wild lands, and are interested in a career in natural resource management. Interns will receive training and education in Wilderness management from an interdisciplinary, field-base perspective. This Forest Service position is sponsored by the Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance and includes a $1500 stipend and Forest Service Bunkhouse/Tent accommodations for a 10 week commitment. The application period opens in February and the deadline for the summer 2020 season is March 1st, 2020. Selected applicants will be contacted by the IPWA internship coordinator to schedule an interview, with announcements expected by March 15th. For more information, please visit the Internship Program page. 

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