If you’ve done much exploring in the Colorado Springs area, you’ve probably seen Gray Back Peak. Despite being close to the city, the trail to this summit provides the experience of wild escape. Found off of Old Stage Road, this relatively rugged trail is currently 4.2 miles round trip (out and back), with a 816-foot elevation gain to a maximum elevation of 9,231 feet above sea-level. Unfortunately, the trail has fallen into decay due to neglect and routing, making it difficult to follow at certain points.

Thankfully, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado will be working hard this weekend to restore and reroute the trail, making it more accessible and safer for the local community of hikers and they’re asking for your help volunteering.

This project will be taking place on September 15 and 16 from 8AM to 4PM and you’re able to register to volunteer online. Volunteers need to be at least 16 years of age and should be ready for a “moderate” level of physical exertion. Meals and campsites will be provided for everyone that’s helping out.

A great chance to give back to the natural landscape that gives us Coloradans so much enjoyment, if you don’t have plans yet this weekend, give volunteering a try.



Leave a Reply

What We Believe

We are driven by our deep respect for our environment, and our passionate commitment to sustainable tourism and conservation. We believe in the right for everyone - from all backgrounds and cultures - to enjoy our natural world, and we believe that we must all do so responsibly. Learn More