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.

What's New at RFOV

News, Updates, and Volunteer Blogs to keep you up-to-date on RFOV
July 8, 2019

Marble Basecamp Details

Date: Friday, July 12 – Sunday, July 14, 2019Time: Friday evening thru Sunday afternoonLocation: Marble, Colorado What to Expect RFOV is excited to partner with Aspen Valley Land Trust (AVLT) to improve the recently acquired Marble Basecamp property. This site will be used as a camping and outdoor education space for local school groups. Volunteers can expect to build short access trails, level camping surfaces, and reduce wildfire risk by removing down trees. Access to

July 2, 2019

Lake Christine Wildfire Restoration Unites Community

On Saturday, June 15th, 300 volunteers came together with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and the Roaring Fork Conservancy to heal the burn scar in the Basalt State Wildlife Area. It was clear the wildfire had an impact on more than the landscape, affecting the hearts of the community and driving the project. Last year’s devastating Lake Christine Fire forced the evacuation of thousands of residents and burned 12,600 acres above Basalt,

June 14, 2019

Hunter Creek Trail Details

Date:  Tuesday Evenings June 18 + 25, 2019 Time:  4pm – 8pm Location:  Hunter Creek, Aspen   What to Expect RFOV volunteers will maintain trails in the beautiful Hunter Creek Valley to improve wet and muddy trail conditions.   Registration Please drive Red Mountain Rd to Upper Hunter Creek Trailhead then go through the open gate and park next to the RFOV van. Please check-in at the RFOV tent. From there, volunteers will head up

June 10, 2019

Lake Christine Project Details

If you can no longer attend, please notify us as soon as possible, info@rfov.org or call, (970) 927-8241. All volunteers (minors and adults) must submit the online waiver by Thursday at 4pm. Please click here. The day of the project, please park at the Basalt Middle School and all volunteers must check-in at the RFOV tent upon arrival. What to Expect RFOV is excited to partner with the Roaring Fork Conservancy, Town of Basalt, and

June 6, 2019

Skyline Ridge Trail Details

Date:  Tuesday evenings June 11, 18, + 25, 2019 Time:  4pm – 8pm Location:  Snowmass Village, Colorado   What to Expect RFOV is excited to partner with Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and Pitkin County to continue improving trails at Sky Mountain Park. A short, eroded section of the Skyline Ridge trail will be improved through a small reroute and installing drainage.   Registration Please park at the Snowmass Village Rodeo Lot and check in

May 30, 2019

Hawk Ridge Trail Details

Date:  Saturday, June 1, 2019 – National Trails Day Time:  8:30 am to 4:00 pm (dinner and drinks to follow) Location:  Snowmass Village, Colorado   What to Expect RFOV is excited to partner with Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association and the Town of Snowmass Village to celebrate National Trails Day by breaking ground on a brand new trail. This new trail will connect  the popular South Rim and Mountain View multi-use trails. Trail work will

May 21, 2019

Young Stewards Initiative – 6 Months Later

Last year, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers received a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) as part of the Garfield County Outdoors coalition. This grant has allowed RFOV to pursue additional youth programming and focus on several key educational areas. These new and expanded youth programs were implemented in the summer of 2018. Following their introduction, RFOV’s Young Stewards Initiative (YSI) programming has reached its highest engagement levels yet during the 2018 – 2019 school year.

May 9, 2019

Mitchell Creek Trail

Mitchell Creek Trail Project Fact Sheet Date:  Saturday, May 18, 2018 — CO Public Lands Day Time:  8:30 am to 2:00 pm (snacks and beverages to follow) Location:  Glenwood Springs, CO (near the Fish Hatchery) Project Schedule 8:30 am – Registration9:00 am – Start WorkNoon – Lunch2:00 pm – End Work + Celebrate! RFOV and the US Forest Service are excited to celebrate Colorado Public Lands Day! Mitchell Creek is a steep trail that provides direct access to the Flat Tops Wilderness. Volunteer work will primarily include

April 30, 2019

Announcing RFOV’s New Executive Director

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers is proud to announce Ron Rash as the new Executive Director. Ron will take the helm from David Hamilton, the organization’s principal founder and Executive Director since 1995. Ron Rash is an experienced nonprofit executive and advocate for the protection and conservation of wild lands, bringing over 30 years of leadership and outdoor experience to RFOV.

March 21, 2019

You’re Invited to our Kick-Off Parties for the 2019 Season!

Let’s kick-off #RFOV24! Celebrate the 24th project season with us. Get a firsthand look at our 2019 projects, mingle with RFOV staff, members, and like-minded community folks interested in stewardship for our public lands, plus become a volunteer. Let’s ring in the trail days!

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