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Building more than trails since 1995


What We Do

Public Projects

Trail and conservation projects that are open to everyone

Group Work Days

Customized trail projects designed for businesses, organizations, and clubs

Young Stewards Initiative

Service projects and winter programming to introduce kids to the outdoors

Our Mission

RFOV promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects.

The preservation and enhancement of our natural surroundings is the responsibility of every member of our regional community.

RFOV empowers our community to create a lasting legacy for future generations.

Upcoming Projects

Here are the projects that are coming up! Click on a photo to get more info and sign up.

What's New at RFOV

News, Updates, and Volunteer Blogs to keep you up-to-date on RFOV
September 21, 2018

Planning to Volunteer at Hanging Lake but didn’t sign up?

Not to worry! Sign up to volunteer by clicking here or on the button at the bottom of the page. Once you sign up, you’ll get all the information you need to be properly prepared! Date:  Saturday, September 22, 2018 Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm (dinner to follow) Location:  Hanging Lake Trail near Glenwood Springs, CO  THE RAMP TO HANGING LAKE FROM I-70 (exit 125) WILL ONLY BE OPEN FROM 8:00 AM TO 9:30 AM

September 6, 2018

Details for Crooked Creek Wetland Project

There’s still time to sign up! If you signed up late or didn’t receive an email from us before you head up to the project, don’t fret. Here are the project details below, and two referential maps as well. If you signed up after Thursday, we’d love to have you volunteer and camp with us, but please be prepared to bring breakfast, lunch, and dinner for yourself. We hope to see you this weekend! Fact

September 4, 2018

Volunteer & Camp at our Family-Friendly Project this Weekend, Sept 7-9!

Get the family together for a weekend in the wilderness! You and the whole family are invited to camp out with us near the beautiful Fryingpan Valley on the weekend of September 7-9 for this family-friendly volunteer project. For the past few years, the Crooked Creek Wetlands restoration project has been a popular and fun project up the Frying Pan Rd. This will be the last piece to the Crooked Creek puzzle and our final

August 29, 2018

Become an Intern with RFOV!

Become an Intern and get Paid to Hike! We are excited to offer this internship with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and Fat City Farmers to students at Coal Ridge High School and Rifle High School this fall! Through the Inspired Stewards internship program, students will develop skills in trail-building, wildlife biology, & farming, while gaining an awareness of pathways to environmental & outdoor-based careers. If you’re in 14-19 years old and interested in applying, please fill out this Google Form application:

Red Hill Project has been rescheduled to August 28
August 21, 2018

Rescheduled — August 21 project rescheduled to Aug 28 due to weather

Due to rainy and wet weather conditions, tonight’s Red Hill Project has been rescheduled for the same time and location next Tuesday, August 28th. The project site became muddy and slippery, which is not ideal when dealing with heavy rocks and steep slopes. Enjoy the rain tonight, and we’ll see you at the project next week!   If you still would like to sign up and receive more detailed information about the project at Red

August 17, 2018

Information about Thomas Lakes Trail Project – August 17-19

*Attention: Anyone who has not signed up for the project before 4:30pm Friday, please be aware that you should prepare to bring your own food with you on the project due to the head count. We’d love for you to join in, but if you are at all confused by the directions or what to expect, we encourage you to consider joining us for a future project instead so we can help you properly prepare.*

Thomas Lakes Backpacking Weekend Graphic
August 6, 2018

Thomas Lakes Trail Registration is OPEN

Go Backpacking with RFOV! August 17-19: You can camp with us or just show up for the day! Let us take care of the logistics, and food supplies — you just need to bring your personal gear. Take in the beautiful sights of Mt Sopris while volunteering on this well-used trail. You’re sure to meet some stellar folks while volunteering for this weekend-long project. Backpacking is optional! You can show up to volunteer just for

July 25, 2018

Red Hill Project Brings Community Together Every Tuesday

Our Highly Anticipated Red Hill Project has Kicked Off! Want to be a part of the Carbondale trails legacy? Hoping to join the community in a special project that everyone can enjoy? Then, it’s time to get excited! Carbondale’s beloved Red Hill/Mushroom Rock trail system is getting a makeover! In partnership with the Aspen Valley Land Trust, the Town of Carbondale, CO Recreation Department has recently acquired a piece of land bordering the current trail systems, which means

July 20, 2018

Signing up late for Linkins Lake/Lost Man Project? Get all your information here!

Roaring Fork Outdoor VolunteersLinkins Lake Trail Project – Saturday, July 21, 2018 Date: July 21, 2018Time: Saturday – 8:30 am to 4:00 pmLocation: Linkins Lake Trail (east of Aspen, CO) What to expectWe will be maintaining the Linkins Lake Trail which is situated in beautiful, alpine setting. Volunteer work will consist of collecting rock, constructing stepping stones, and repairing wet areas of trail. Volunteers may get a little wet or muddy during the day. RegistrationPlease

July 17, 2018

Join us for Trails n Cocktails July 19th!

Happy hour is here, and just in time for our Linkins Lake/Lost Man Trail project! Are you interested in joining us for a project but still have some doubts? Meet the crew and raise a glass with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers at The Marble Bar in Aspen on July 19th for Trails n Cocktails! Everyone is invited, so bring your friends and meet members of the amazing trail community from Aspen to Parachute. This happy

Contact Us

Our office is open M-F 9:00am-5:00pm

Mailing Address

PO Box 1341
Basalt CO 81621


Phone: 970 927 8241