We are an all-volunteer organization committed to the health and preservation of the three Wilderness Areas located in Eagle and Summit Counties, Colorado - Eagles Nest, Holy Cross, and Ptarmigan Peak (see map below). Won't you join us?
We help the US Forest Service look after these Wilderness Areas. While they contain some remote and rugged terrain, they are nevertheless fragile ecosystems that are slow to heal and are being "loved to death." More than 50,000 visitors hiked on one trail alone in Eagles Nest in 2020!
We offer many volunteer opportunities, which are described in detail on other pages.
What makes Wilderness special? Read the 1964 Wilderness Act and you will understand why it is the most protected public land in North America. The Act is not very long and we highlighted important parts.
Photo: Tim Drescher