Pika Monitoring Training Sessions
2022 Sign-Up

We need your help to understand how climate change is impacting pikas inColorado.

Ready to join the Pika Patrol? Click on one of the links below to sign up for a training session this summer!

* Walking Mountains Science Center is hosting two pika project trainings at Vail Pass in 2022. These will cover the same protocols as our other trainings.
Please be aware that training sessions take place at high altitude and involve moving around talus (loose rock piles), which can be rough and unstable. Most training locations are immediately adjacent to a parking area, but some will require hikes of up to 4 miles round trip.
Space is limited, so please only sign up for a training if you hope to volunteer with us this summer. If the only training session that works for you is filled up, feel free to put your name on the waitlist using the sign-up form.  Click here to learn more about our pika monitoring program and what these trainings will involve!

We’re offering 6 trainings this summer!
See below for dates & locations. 

No space remaining 
Trail Ridge Rd / Estes Park  
         Sat, June 25

Meet at Estes Park Visitor Center • ~7am to ~2pm
0.75 miles hike one-way from the Alpine Visitor Center

No space remaining
Loveland Pass   Sun, June 26

Meet at Loveland Basin Parking Area • ~8am to ~2pm0.1 mile hike one-way from Loveland Pass

Independence Pass 
         Sat, July 16

Meet at Linkins Lake Trailhead • ~8am to ~2pm
Steep 0.85 mile hike one-way

No space remaining
Trail Ridge Rd /
Grand Lake    
Sun, July 17

Meet at Kawuneeche Visitor Center • ~7am to ~2pm
0.75 miles hike one-way from the Alpine Visitor Center
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Vail Pass  
     Wed, Jul 6 & Thurs, Aug 4
             with Walking Mountains

Meet at Vail Pass • ~7am to ~3pm
2 mile hike one-way up the Corral Creek Trail

Photo Credits:

Lauren Buchholz (Indy Pass training)

Kristi Odom (all other photos)