Get on the Trails

The South Rim of the Black Canyon will have some new volunteers routinely roaming the hiking trails in the very near future. The Trail Ambassador Program is officially launched after a fantastic training session yesterday with park staff. The volunteers reviewed the history of the National Park Service and the story of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Trails and routes, flora and fauna, geology and dark skies were all discussed, and reminders of the rules of the park provided. Our ambassadors are ready to lace up their hiking boots and connect with visitors.

Trail Ambassadors will volunteer time at the South Rim during the remainder of summer and throughout the fall. They will be walking Warner Trail, Oak Flat Loop, Rim Rock Trail, and in the East Portal area. Look for them in their Friends of the Black Canyon shirts and hats. Ambassadors will be able to provide information on the park, trails, and other activities in the park and around the area. The goal is to help visitors have their best possible Black Canyon experiences. They may even have stickers to hand out.

We need more volunteers. If you have a passion for the park, a desire to do some hiking, and time on your hands to spare; please contact us and we’ll get you into the program.

Trail ambassadors will receive a shirt, hat, and membership for volunteering. Other perks coming soon. The greatest reward will be the chance to learn more about the park, the people that take care of it, and the people that visit it.

See you out there!

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