• Visitor Information • General Assistance
Trail Watch volunteers make positive contact with visitors while hiking on trails. The purpose of each contact is to ensure visitors are having a safe and enjoyable hike and to provide them with basic information about the monument and its resources.
Trail Watch volunteers also act as the eyes and ears for the NPS by reporting to the rangers any hazards, resource violations/damage, and illegal or suspicious activities that may be observed while hiking.
Trail Watch volunteers must be able to stand and walk on natural, uneven trail surfaces and endure extremely hot and dry weather conditions especially during the summer months.
All Trail Watch volunteers are required to wear an official NPS VIP uniform and name bar while performing Trail Watch duties. These uniforms are issued by the VIP Program Manager.