The Friends of Breckenridge Trails is a program designed to provide an opportunity for locals and visitors to participate in the upkeep of the fragile habitats, open spaces and trail systems unique to the Town of Breckenridge.
Through volunteer efforts, Town open spaces, trails, historic sites and ecologically sensitive areas are maintained and restored, thereby creating fun opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities.
2018 Volunteer Events
June 2nd: Sidedoor Reroute, National Trails Day
One of Friends of Breckenridge Trails’ big projects this summer is to construct a new, fun, flowing single track to avoid the steep fall line section of the existing Sidedoor Trail. The new section of trail will be multidirectional while the old section will be a downhill-recommended trail with enhanced natural features. Click here for project details
June 30th: Sidedoor Reroute
July 14th: McCain Weed Pull/Buck & Rail Fence Build
Join us for a weed pull to help eradicate noxious weeds on the newly landscaped McCain Property or help construct over 2,000 feet of buck & rail fencing to help protect the sensitive shoreline and vegetation of the Blue River. Please meet at 9:00 am at the McCain Property where Coyne Valley and the Recreation Path intersect. Click here for project details
July 28th-29th: Nightmare Trail
Join Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), Friends of Breckenridge Trails, Summit County Open Space, and Summit Huts for the weekend or a single day to construct a new trail extending the Nightmare on Baldy Trail toward the new Sisters Cabin. Check in at 8:00 am at the eastern end of Stephen’s West Ice Arena. Please sign up on the VOC’s website. Click here for project details
August 11th: Sidedoor Reroute
If you have been enjoying the trails all summer, here is your chance to give back. Lend a hand and help construct a new singletrack trail as part of the reroute of Sidedoor Trail. Click here for project details
August 25th: Sidedoor Reroute
Have fun, meet new people, get a great work out, and build a sweet new section of Sidedoor Trail. Click here for project details
September 8th: Sidedoor Reroute
Let’s finish this trail. Grab a friend and please join use for last Friends of Breckenridge Trails day. Click here for project details.
The Town also offers team building opportunities centered around trail construction efforts for businesses, families or other groups.
On the morning of the event, volunteers are encouraged to meet in front of the Breckenridge Recreation Center (880 Airport Rd) at 9:00am for juice, coffee and snacks. A typical work day will end around 2:00 p.m. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. Participants should bring lunch, gloves, sunscreen, sunglasses, sturdy footwear and a water bottle. All other materials will be provided by the Town. The Town requests each volunteer fill out a waiver prior to the trail work. Please print a copy of the waiver to sign and bring with you when you check in.
For more information, or to Volunteer for a Friends of Breckenridge Trails project, please contact Tony Overlock, Open Space and Trails Division, at (970) 453-3189 or firstname.lastname@example.org.