Volunteer to Build a Trail This Summer

Continental Divide Trail.jpgIf you’re planning to hit some hiking trails this summer, why not sign up to build a new one as a volunteer? This June near Leadville, Colorado, volunteers will make way for a non-motorized route from Mt. Elbert to Monarch Pass on the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The 3,000 mile-long trail extends from Mexico to Canada.

Several projects are underway through September. Volunteers don’t need any prior experience; they’ll work alongside professionals and enjoy meals prepared by award winning crew chefs, not to mention the views, the hiking, fishing, and other recreational activities.

In addition to Colorado, this summer’s projects will also take place in New Mexico, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The Continental Divide Trail Alliance has managed and protected the trail since 1995 and they place nearly 500 volunteers on various jobs each year. Register here or call +1 303-278-3177 for more information.

Photo: The Continental Divide Trail in Newman’s Camp, Montana. By Nomadamon via Flickr

Comments

  1. Kevin Evans
    May 14, 2010, 11:34 am

    The National Trust in the UK runs volunteer holidays along the same lines. These are great fun – lucky folks may even get to work behind the scenes at some of Britain’s stately homes and castles! Interested? More info here http://www.thetraveleditor.com/article/865/Feature_Article_Active_Working_Holidays_take_a_break_by_helping_the_National_Trust_.html