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Get Involved: Eldorado Canyon State Park

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of Eldorado Canyon State Park. Volunteer today!

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Eldo Trail, Stewardship, Maintenance Volunteers


If you want to help take care of Eldorado Canyon, stewardship volunteering is the place for you. We monitor and control invasive weeds, improve forest health, build and maintain trails, and help keep facilities clean and safe for visitors. All ability and fitness levels are welcome. 

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Mike McHugh
(303) 494-0659


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Park Ambassador


If you are outgoing and enjoy talking to people, this position is for you! This position focuses on supporting the Visitor Center and Entrance Station by greeting visitors, orienting guests to the park, selling park passes and retail merchandise and answering phone inquiries. If desired, volunteers may also spend a small portion of their time hiking trails, educating visitors about local flora and fauna and park regulations, picking up trash and assessing trail conditions. This position supplies essential help for park staff by ensuring our visitors have an enjoyable and safe experience! Required training will be provided.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Stephanie Sisnroy
(303) 494-3943


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Resident Volunteer


Eldorado Canyon is a hidden treasure right in Boulder’s backyard! Whether it’s hiking amidst the towering sandstone cliffs, picnicking along scenic South Boulder Creek, or climbing Eldo's sheer golden walls, Eldorado Canyon State Park truly has something for everyone. Discover this hidden jewel and take home memories that will last a lifetime.

Responsibilities:

  • Sell park passes
  • Answer visitor questions
  • Clean bathrooms and facilities
  • Other tasks as assigned

Elevation: 5800 feet

Positions are currently filled, but we are accepting waitlist applicants for the 2023 season! Pairs, individuals, families with children, and people who are still working/in their careers (e.g. working remotely) are welcome to apply (couples preferred). Hosts are permitted to have one small dog.

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Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Lisa Gill
(303) 494-3943


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Trail Patrol


If you've ever dreamed of becoming a park ranger, this position is ideal for you! The purpose of the Trai Patrol program is to assist Park Ranger staff with quality visitor management through patrolling trails, helping with capacity, participating in resource protection, providing information regarding programs/special activities in the park, informing visitors about local and natural history, alleviating management issues (e.g. dogs off leash), and assisting with emergency situations within level of training. This position allows for greater staff presence throughout the park during our high-use season and helps enhance visitors' experiences by increasing visitor access to information, helping with emergency situations and the overall safety of our guests, and assisting staff with caring for and protecting this amazing resource.


Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.

Questions? Contact Lisa Gill
(303) 494-3943


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Weed Warriors


This position exists to help with weed management in identifying, monitoring, mapping, and removing non-native invasive & noxious weed species from Eldorado Canyon State Park. Volunteers will be trained to identify, map, and effectively remove select non-native invasive & noxious species. Volunteer Weed Warriors do not apply herbicides to weeds. Come dig in the dirt with us! 

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