Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance

We are committed to keeping wilderness wild through our all-volunteer stewardship of the three designated Wilderness Areas in Summit and Eagle Counties that ESWA works to protect and maintain: Eagles Nest, Holy Cross, and Ptarmigan Peak.

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ESWA is 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). We'd love to have 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 invite you to review our website to learn more about ESWA and how you can get involved in helping protect these precious Wilderness areas.

Photo: Tim Drescher