Volunteer Ranger Patrol

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Ranger Patrol

If you like hiking, chatting with other forest users, and don’t mind jotting down some data while you’re out enjoying yourself on the trail, then FDRD’s Ranger Patrol Program may be the perfect fit for you!

With over 430 miles of trail managed by the Dillon Ranger District in Summit County, our volunteer Ranger Patrollers are the face of the Forest Service to the thousands of hikers, bikers, motorized, and other recreationists who play here every year. The goal of FDRD’s Ranger Patrol program is to establish a friendly presence on local public lands, educate forest visitors and users and collect vital information such as visitor numbers that will better help the Dillon Ranger District staff serve the community.

All Ranger Patrollers Must:

  • Attend a one-day training at the beginning of the season
  • Complete a mentor hike before heading out on the trail (folks on the waiting list can go out with a ranger patrol this summer to get a feel for the position)
  • Commit to completing at least 4 different 4-hour hikes anytime between June and October
  • Have fun!

If you would like to find out more about the program, please contact Doozie Martin at doozie@fdrd.org or 970-262-3449.

If you are a current ranger patrol volunteer in need of resources, click here.

Ranger Patrol Resources

Remember that your number one priority is to be safe out there!

Make sure you are always checking your environment for weather, hazard trees, and always use your best judgement when deciding whether or not to continue a hike.

Diligently use your check-in/check-out procedures, make sure you are carrying the essentials in your pack and remember to keep learning and have fun!

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and the USDA Forest Service sincerely thank you for all that you do out in the field!

RP Calendar Sign-Up

Data Entry Page 

Hard Copy Tally Sheet