Trail Rangers

Overview

Parker’s volunteer Trail Rangers Program is a passive program which assists the Town’s Trails Maintenance Crew via trail users’ reporting on the Town’s 60+ miles of trails, approximately 40 miles of which are directly maintained by the Town of Parker. When encountered, Trail Rangers should direct more serious incidents to emergency personnel via the 911 system. Otherwise, Rangers routinely report trail and park safety issues, as well as maintenance issues, to the Police Department and Forestry/Open Space Division (who oversees Trails Maintenance), respectively. Volunteers are also provided with contact information for Town personnel, to pass along to trail users whenever needed.

Become a Volunteer

The ideal Trail Ranger volunteer is already an active trail user. Prospective Rangers should be comfortable distributing trail information to fellow trail users and be enthusiastic about helping the Town improve its extensive trail system. Volunteers patrol the trail on their own time and report any trail maintenance issues, safety concerns and public feedback to the Town’s Parks and Recreation and Police staff. For more information on becoming a Trail Ranger wherever it fits into your personal schedule, please contact Supervisor of Parks Administration Ben Shipley at bshipley@parkeronline.org or call 303.805.3255. There are no set hours or time commitments required; this volunteer program is simply to help our trail maintenance operations with more “eyes on the trails”, since we can’t be on all segments of the trail system at all times. This is a big help to Trails staff, and is very much appreciated.

Report a Trail Safety or Maintenance Concern

To report a safety or maintenance concern on a Parker trail, please fill out an online incident report. When you enter information about an incident or issue, please be as specific as possible about the location of the problem. Nearby trailheads, mile markers or landmarks are useful to Town staff when they work to resolve the issue. If you would like to be contacted to discuss the issue, please include a daytime telephone number or your email address in your report.