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Stay informed with the latest updates and a behind-the-project look with blogs from our volunteers.

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

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

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

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

Volunteer Spotlight: The Volunteers at the Top of the Leaderboard

The Leaders of Volunteering so far in 2018 At the beginning of the 2018 public project season, we announced a new incentive program for volunteers. Thanks to companies like Summit Canyon Mountaineering, Ute Mountaineering, Aspen Skiing Company, and others, we’re able to give volunteers extra incentive to get more involved. Every time you volunteer with RFOV, you get more chances to win prizes. Here are the leaders of the scoreboard as of June 28, 2018:

Map to Skyline Ridge Reroute Trail Project Site

[UPDATE 6/19/18] Small Change: The RFOV Registration Tent will be at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds Parking Lot (where parking is indicated on the map). The project site is about 2.5 miles from the RFOV Registration Tent/Viewline Trailhead. You can bike or hike to the project site, but fill up your water beforehand or at the registration tent — tools will be at the site but water and gloves will not. Important Information for Skyline Ridge

Second and Last Crew Leader Training of 2018 June 23-24

Become a Crew Leader with RFOV! Our second and last Crew Leader Training of 2018 is next weekend, June 23-24 Don’t miss your chance to become a Crew Leader with RFOV! We’ll be out in Snowmass Village from 8am-4pm on Saturday and 8am-3pm on Sunday for this training. In this two-day course, you’ll learn what it takes to lead, how to make a trail more sustainable, how to improve the overall volunteer experience, and more.

After Work, Grab a Tool and Help our Public Lands

End your Tuesdays Volunteering in the Sky Over the course of five Tuesday evenings starting June 19th, volunteers are needed to help reroute a section of trail on Sky Mountain Park. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, along with project partners Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, Aspen Parks and Open Space, Town of Snowmass Village and RFMBA will be coordinating the project to help improve Skyline Ridge Trail. Volunteer efforts will reroute the Skyline Ridge Trail

Fact Sheet for Mascotte Trail Project on June 2nd

Fact Sheet Mascotte Trail Project – Saturday, June 2, 2018 Date:  June 2, 2018 – National Trails Day Time:  Saturday – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Location:  Mascotte Trail in Aspen, Colorado What to expect On National Trails Day we will be maintaining the popular Mascotte Trail in Aspen. Volunteer work will consist of building water diversion structures and clearing the trail surface of debris. Registration Please check in at the RFOV table upon arrival.

Celebrate National Trails Day with the Mascotte Trail Project this Saturday!

Volunteer in Aspen on June 2 for National Trails Day! From the heart of Aspen, mountain bikers, hikers, and trail runners can use the Mascotte Trail to connect to Smuggler Road to access the beautiful Hunter Creek valley and Smuggler Mountain. This local connector trail is suffering from some increasing severe drainage and maintenance issues, so on June 2nd, volunteers will be making improvements to the trail surface and drainage to repair and stabilize the

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