Waldrop Trail Project
Join us for some awesome trail work at this spectacular mountain destination. The Brainard Lake Recreation Area is one of the most popular forest access points in the United States, receiving over 130,000 visitors per year. The Forest Service has created a new "Brainard Gateway" access facility, parking lot, and trailhead at the intersection of Brainard Road and the Sourdough Trail. In 2012, BMA, WRV, and CMC constructed a 450 foot connector trail from this new trailhead to the Sourdough Trail and restored habitat around the parking lot.
Volunteer Activities: building trail, camping, eating, fun
In 2013, WRV and BMA will continue our efforts in this vicinity by constructing a 2500 foot natural surface trail from the Sourdough to the Waldrop trail, completing a direct multiuse trail route west from the Sourdough Trail to Brainard Lake (including connections to Red Rock Lake, the St. Vrain Trail, and the Little Raven Trail). The project includes 150 feet of boardwalk, 450 feet of stone causeway, rock work for "rock hounds" and plenty of basic trail construction for beginners new to trail construction. We'll also close and restore about 700 feet of old road in the vicinity. Our work on this weekend will be complemented by two weeks of Youth Corps to follow.
Volunteers will be working at an elevation of about 10,000 feet and camp nearby at a beautiful forested site normally closed to the public.
We are once again happy to be partners with the US Forest Service, Wildlands Restoration Volunteers, and Colorado Mountain Club on this project and are grateful for funding from the Arapaho Roosevelt Pawnee Foundation and Colorado State Trails Program.
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Registration for this project is being managed by WRV. This is a two day project with opportunities for on site camping Friday & Saturday. Saturday & Sunday meals will be provided. Volunteers may sign up for both Saturday & Sunday, which is preferred, or for just one day. Register at: