Trail Love volunteer Dig Dates
WHAT IS TRAIL LOVE?
Trail Love is MedWheel’s volunteer trail care program which has been a foundation of the organization since we began in 1991.
We all love trails because they connect us to the natural world, and provide physical and mental healing. Just as trails heal us, we can heal trails when they need it. Make a date with the trail you love!
Rain and snow, unstable soils, and heavy use all contribute to trail damage over time. Trail Love volunteer dig dates are the solution.
MedWheel Trail Love dig dates are a fun, safe, and satisfying way to give back and spend time with fellow riders and trail users. Dig days include a range of clean ups, drain enhancements, corridor clearing, tread repair and related tasks. Trail Love also includes new construction of approved trails.
MedWheel works with land owners to plan the dig dates and design the work that volunteers perform. We provide the necessary equipment, tools and instruction.
Please bring snacks and water, and dress for Colorado weather. Sturdy, closed toed footwear and long pants are recommended.
2023 Trail Love Focus
In 2023 we’re excited that Trail Love season starts with opportunities for construction of new trails. Getting permission to build new trails on publicly accessible land is relatively rare, and we’re fortunate to have multiple build opportunities on 2 new trails right away.
- Forest Lakes trail – located on the south side of Monument, ~1.5mi of multi-use singletrack adjacent to National Forest, and connecting to the El Paso County’s regional trail.
- Bristol – Mesa Open Space connector – a relatively short but important trail connection between Bristol Park at Mesa avenue, and Mesa Reservoir #2 open space. This trail will incorporate sections of the fascinating historic El Paso Canal. In future we plan to address the trail needs with Mesa OS and the area
MedWheel volunteers have performed Trail Love on trails throughout the region including:
- Palmer Park
- Ute Valley Park
- Red Rock Canyon Open Space
- Stratton Open Space
- Garden of the Gods Park
- North Cheyenne Canyon Park
- Bear Creek Regional Park
- Cheyenne Mountain State Park
- USFS trails including Buckhorn, Jacks, 715 and others
- Lake Moraine trail, CS Utilities north slope
- Mesa Reservoir #2 Open Space
- and more
If you have question or suggestions about Trail Love, please email us info ( at ) medwheel.org.
All volunteers must sign the MedWheel waiver. Volunteers aged 16-18 must have a signature of a guardian. Volunteers under 16 are allowed with prior arrangement, and must be under the supervision of a responsible adult during the Dig Date. One adult can be responsible for multiple minors but all minors must specify their onsite responsible adult.
If you require documentation of volunteer/community service, this must be arranged beforehand with our crew leaders. Please don’t surprise us with this request after the fact.