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Date Saturday  8/19/2017
End Date Sunday  8/20/2017
Group State CMC
Event Title Pikes Peak Trail Maintenance and Restoration
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader Brinkley Messick
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Stewardship
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 0
Elevation Gain
Driving Distance


Volunteers will focus their efforts on restoring the Crags Trail #664 and the Devil's Playground Trail #753 which can be used to access Pike’s Peak from the west.  We will set up a base camp near the trailhead at the USFS Crags Campground on the just south of the town of Divide. 

For more info Contact

Brink Messick -, 828 406 9495




This project is part of the National Forrest Foundation’s(NFF) newly initiated Find Your Fourteeners campaign which hopes to increase the pace and scale of improvements to sustainable recreation opportunities on Colorado’s beloved and covenanted Fourteeners through the development of new partnerships and funding, building local capacity, and increasing the pace and scale of on-the-ground trail improvement projects.  NFF is accomplishing these goals by supporting partnerships between the many stewardship organizations across our great state that work maintain and preserve it’s natural resources and access to it’s many natural wonders. This project is made possible through one of these partnerships between the US Forest Service, NFF, The Rocky Mountain Field Institute and the Colorado Mountain Club.

The Crags/Devils Playground trail is one of the two main routes used to climb Pike’s Peak’s, one of the most iconic 14’er summits.  Heavy use combined with unsustainable alignments and insufficient drainage structures have resulted in very poor conditions of this much loved route.  Volunteers will install structures and make improvements to the trail which work to mitigate the negative impacts of erosion and create a more enjoyable experience to climbers, backpackers and hikers.

Whether you are new to trail work or a seasoned trail dog this service project offers a variety of tasks for different levels of experience and physical ability. A typical workday begins at 8 a.m. includes a hike of 1 to 3 miles and work wraps up around 3:00 each day.  All meals from Saturday morning through Sunday lunch will be provided as well as all tools and equipment however volunteers should bring the following:

  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, any other personal camping equipment

  • Extra clothes and warm layers

  • Rain gear

  • Durable closed toed shoes or boots

  • Work gloves

  • Safety glasses or sunglasses

  • Long pants

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottles or hydration system of at least 3 liters

  • Camp chair

Anything else to ensure a comfortable and safe weekend in the woods!


This trip involves volunteer driven trail work with CMC's Stewardship Team. To learn more about the CMC Stewardship Team visit


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.