Links and Resources

IPWA Sites

Volunteer Portal (login required):

Trail Conditions (Summer Patrol Season, June - Oct.):

Trail Conditions (Winter Patrol Season, Nov. - May):


Local State and Federal Agencies

U.S. Forest Service Boulder Ranger District:

Colorado Parks and Wildlife:

Alpine Research 

CU Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research:

CU Mountain Research Station:

Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research:

Front Range Pika Project:

Outdoor Equipment (with local retail outlets)


Neptune Mountaineering:

Red Fox Outdoor Equipment:

North Face:


Search & Rescue Patrol Organizations

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group:

Bryan Mountain Nordic Ski Patrol: 

Outdoor Recreation Organizations

Colorado Mountain Club:

Backcountry Hunters and Anglers:

Backcountry Horsemen of America:

National Environmental Stewardship  & Volunteer Organizations

The Wilderness Society:

National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance:

National Wildlife Federation:

Defenders of Wildlife:

National Audubon Society:

The Nature Conservancy:

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers:

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics:

Local Environmental Stewardship & Volunteer Organizations

Indian Peaks Group of the Sierra Club:

Middle Boulder Creek Coalition:

Boulder County Nature Association:

Boulder County Audubon Society:

Rocky Mountain Wild:

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado:

Rocky Mountain Conservancy Conservation Corp:

Sister Wilderness Volunteer Organizations in Colorado

Click on the logo to go to the link

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Grand County Wilderness Group (GCWG): Assist the Sulphur Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service in managing and protecting wilderness and backcountry areas in Grand County, including the Indian Peaks Wilderness accessed from the Western Slope. Volunteers host cabins at the Junco Lake Trailhead and Monarch Lake Trailheads on weekends and holidays in the summer months. 

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Poudre Wilderness Volunteers (PWV): Assist the Canyon Lakes Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service in managing and protecting wilderness and backcountry areas in Northern Colorado. To achieve this mission, Poudre Wilderness Volunteers recruits, trains, equips and fields citizen volunteers to serve as wilderness rangers and hosts for the purpose of educating the public, and provides other appropriate support to these wild areas.


Friends of Mount Evans & Lost Creek Wildernesses (FOMELC): Provides cooperative stewardship support to the U.S. Forest Service Pike and Arapaho National Forests and the Mount Evans and Lost Creek wildernesses. 

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Friends of the Eagles Nest Wilderness (FENW): Helps the Dillon and Holy Cross Ranger Districts of the White River National Forest maintain portions of the Eagles Nest, Ptarmigan Peak, and Holy Cross Wilderness areas.


Friends of the Wilderness Steamboat Springs (FW): Partner with the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears, Yampa, and Park's Ranger Districts to perform work in the Mount Zirkel, Sarvis Creek, and Flat Tops Wildernesses, which are within the Routt and White River National Forests.

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Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC): Works with the U.S. Forest Service and other federal land management agencies to build a strong community of supporters who want to see the CDT protected not just for today’s users, but for generations to come.

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