Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: Know what you like

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

     Nature Note: Finding the new in the familiar
    Even in a place as beautiful and varied as the Roaring Fork Valley, even in the height of summer, it’s easy toread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: Alpine dreamin’

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Too many people? 

    Now that the snow’s gone from everywhere but the highest peaks, everyone’s getting out to see spectacular alpine vistas and wildflowers. With many more people visiting the outdoorsread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: It's spring, why not plant trees?

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

     It’s always fun to put something into the ground and watch it grow, but Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) only plants trees occasionally…join us at Lazy Glen on June 21 to plantread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: It's stewardship season

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers
    Special to The Sopris Sun

    Nature Note: Creative destruction
    Two weeks ago, while Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and U.S. Forest Service staff were scouting Glenwood Canyon’s Grizzly Creek Trail to scope out landslide damage and necessary repairs to the trail,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, News, Opinion Published

    Red Hill options grow with usage

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    Red Hill — its trails and views — has become one the most popular spots around to enjoy a vista of Mount Sopris. Last year, the Red Hill Special Recreation Management Area, as the site is officially known, counted approximately 65,000 visitors. As use increases,… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes returns for 2022 season

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers staff

     We live in a special place, but it’s the people that make our region truly unique. The outdoors culture that’s so central to our lifestyle — and so exciting to visitors — only begins with hiking, biking, raftingread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    GOCO grant boosts RFOV prospects

    In early December 2021, Basalt-based Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) announced that it had received a $298,490 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the state-run agency that invests money from the Colorado Lottery in a variety of environment- and outdoors-related projects throughout the state. It was the largest single grant… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Preserving history and filling bellies

    The Garfield Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) had their first regular meeting of the month and addressed a plethora of agenda items. As a reminder, all BOCC meetings are available to stream during or after the fact on the county’s website: www.garfield-county.com

    At the Dec. 6 meeting, the commissioners approved… read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Trail notes: That's a wrap!

    By Jacob Baker

    Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers

    As this year’s camping trips and bike rides fade to black, trails and open spaces shift gears too: during the snowy months is when the government agencies and nonprofits who jointly care for our shared outdoors reflect on the year… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Trail Notes: Recognizing pika

    By Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV)

    Trail know-how…

    The American pika (Ochotona princeps) are small, furry mammals lacking tails that are found in high alpine ecosystems throughout the mountains of the western United States and southwestern Canada. Closely related to the rabbit, these creatures are sometimes referred… read more →