Trail Improvement in Rocky
Due to high visitation, trail repairs and improvements are in constant demand in this park. Our much-loved trails require on-going attention to keep them safe and in good condition to protect park resources.
For many, hiking the more than 350 miles of scenic trails in Rocky Mountain National Park is the ultimate wilderness experience. For others, strolling the crushed gravel handicapped accessible walkways is the best way to share the scenic wonders of the park with family and friends. Whatever the venue, trails in the park are valued for the access they give to some of the most magnificent places in Colorado.
Since 1985, the Rocky Mountain Conservancy has raised funds for numerous trail improvement projects in the park, including the handicapped accessible trails around Sprague, Lily and Bear Lakes, the Storm Pass trail, the Adams Falls trail, the Mills to Black Lake trail, the trail from the Loch to Sky Pond and a trail around Lake Irene to protect the area from further erosion and other environmental impacts.
Most recently, funds made possible a 4-year improvement project on the trail from Albert Falls to Lake Haiyaha, a trail that has always been classified as “unimproved” which will now is more easily located, safer, and beautifully crafted and improved to protect the resource more effectively.
How Your Gift Is Used
Your gift to the Trail Improvement Fund will be designated for any current high priority trail project that has been identified by the park, or, if fundraising is complete, the donation will be used for the next trail project on the list.