The Adopt-A-Trail Program is a volunteer program established to assist the U.S. Forest Service and Headwater Trails Alliance in the management of Grand County’s diverse trail systems, including motorized, non-motorized and wilderness trails. Adopters may choose any available trail or trail segment to meet their physical ability, time constraints and trail work preferences.
Maintenance of trails is a critical component of sustaining outdoor recreation opportunities. Due to declining budgets, the mountain pine beetle epidemic and an extensive network of trails throughout Grand County, the Forest Service is unable to provide the intensive, consistent monitoring and maintenance required to keep trails accessible for all users.
Volunteers are asked to perform two annual assessments of their adopted trail, once in the spring and once in the fall. Volunteers also complete one day of volunteer work on their adopted trail, including but not limited to removal of brush, trees and rocks; excavation of soil to form a trail tread; and construction of minor drainage structures or water crossings.
- Environmental Policy
- Habitat Restoration
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Orientation or Training
- Most trail work occurs between May and October.