Trailhead Host Program
Each summer, the IPWA holds 3-4 Trailhead Host Days where volunteers host an informational booth at popular trailheads into the Indian Peaks or James Peak Wilderness areas.
This program provides an opportunity for volunteers to greet visitors at the start of their hikes and provide them information on hiking routes, wilderness regulations and best practices, and to answer any questions they might have. During a single day at the trailhead, we've seen over 500 people hitting the trails!
IPWA volunteers Bette Erickson and Carol Marsh
Trailhead Host Day at the East Portal Trailhead
IPWA volunteer Danny Smith
Trailhead Host at East Portal Trailhead
Trailhead hosts must have at least one year of experience as a summer patrol volunteer, and preferably hiking experience at the trailhead they will be hosting. Volunteers who are interested, should email email@example.com.
"The Trailhead Host program allows all visitors, hikers, to see us as they set off. We try to greet everyone and offer help or advice. It is also a chance to spend time with fellow volunteers."
IPWA Volunteer Zdenka Smith