Ranger Patrollers in the Wild

Ranger Patrol is FDRD’s most popular volunteer program! This opportunity is designed for hiking enthusiasts who enjoy interacting with fellow forest users and giving back to their local National Forest all at once. With visitation in Summit County increasing on an annual basis, the need for informed and dedicated volunteers patrolling our trails is at an all-time high. Each Ranger will be asked to complete (4) 4-hour hikes throughout the summer season (June-September). For each hike volunteers will sign up on the calendar, engage our trail users in a friendly manner and report back to the USFS with what they encountered on the trail that day. If you’re looking to give back to your local forest in a leisurely way and on your own schedule, this program is for you! You can email lizzie@fdrd.org if interested in participating in the program.

2023 Ranger Patrol Highlights

Over 100 volunteers participated in 2023!!!!

 510 hikes completed

11,363 trail users contacted

Save the dates

New Volunteer Training: Saturday May 20 th 9-3pm Summit Senior Center

Returning Volunteer Training: Wednesday May 24 th 530-7pm Breckenridge CMC,

Tuesday May 30 th 5pm-Zoom