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Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness

We are an all-volunteer organization committed to the health and preservation of three Wildernesses, and to spreading wilderness ethics to all who visit.
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VOLUNTEER RANGER SUMMARY 2015
In 2015, Volunteer Rangers on 197 patrols (1121 hours total) met and enriched wilderness experiences for 10,248 hikers in Eagles Nest, Holy Cross,and Ptarmigan Wildernesses. Click the VOLUNTEER link above to learn more.

FRIENDS, FRIENDS, FRIENDS...      Confusing!
In Summit County there are three "Friends of..." organizations.
  • Friends of Eagles Nest Wilderness (FENW - that's us). We are all wilderness, all the time (also all volunteer, all of Summit & Eagle Counties).
  • Friends of Dillon Ranger District ( FDRD) embraces non-wilderness activities of the US Forest Service in Summit County, including biking, snowmobiling, hiking, skiing, boating, and hunting.
  • Friends of the Lower Blue River (FOLBR) comprises property owners and others committed to preserving the rural qualities of the lower Blue River Valley.
  • WHAT'S NEW
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    PHOTO GALLERY 2015
    7 October: Volunteer Ranger Party
    11-13 September: Boulder Creek trail/camp work
    25 July: Faces of hikers & backpackers on Rock Creek
    17-19 July: Campsite & trail work at Lost Lake
    25 June: Photographic homage to JUNE
    13 June: New Volunteer Ranger training day
    6 June: National Trails Day work
    Links to other Colorado Wildernesses
  • Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
  • Indian Peaks Wilderness Alliance
  • Friends of Mt. Evans & Lost Creek Wildernesses
  • White River NF Consdervancy
  • San Juans Mountain Association

  • Thirty-four thoughts on wilderness
    (10 seconds each. Click HERE for a mosaic)