Offset your carbon footprint by logging a ride, run or hike on the CBGTrails app!
Program begins May 15, 2021
When you visit Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley this year, and hike or bike our trails system, we’ll pay for carbon offsets to mitigate the carbon generated by your trip. Through a new program unique to the Gunnison Valley, you can now offset the environmental impact of your vacation by recording a ride, hike or run using the free CBGTrails app (powered by TerraQuest). For every mile you record, you’ll offset 22 pounds of carbon. For example, 23 miles of biking, hiking or running turns a 500-mile drive into a carbon-neutral trip. 86 miles of recreation offsets an 1,800-mile flight.
Follow these easy steps to get started!
Register a CBGTrails account
Record a track
Or sync tracks from a compatible app
Sync your Strava, Garmin, and Fitbit accounts to CBGTrails. You may also import .gpx or .fit files to your CBGTrails account via the CBGTrails website.
That’s it! Your activity has now been logged towards the community carbon offset goal.
Community Carbon Offset Goal Progress
Join us in offsetting 4,253 tonnes (9,378,357 pounds) of carbon this year!
How do we offset the carbon?
We are purchasing UPCO2 tokens that are backed by REDD+ certified projects. More info on how UPCO2 tokens work can be found here.
As miles are recorded, we will burn UPCO2 tokens and we will update the community on what projects those burned tokens go to support. Users will also be able to look at their personal mileage and what projects their activity has supported.
Mountain biking in Gunnison and Crested Butte
From the technical high desert trails of Hartman Rocks in Gunnison to the legendary alpine rides in Crested Butte, the Gunnison Valley boasts more than 750 miles of singletrack trail. To learn more about trails, current conditions and more, visit our 2021 mountain biking page.Learn more about biking
Hiking and trail running in the Gunnison Valley
Trails in the Gunnison Valley are famous for sweeping alpine vistas, summer wildflowers and colorful fall aspen leaves. Over two million acres of public land are accessible from Gunnison County, so it’s easy to find a hike you’ll love. Visit our hiking page for more information.Learn more about hiking
Hotels and lodging in Crested Butte and Gunnison
Whether you’re staying in Mt. Crested Butte, Crested Butte, Almont or Gunnison, learn more about accommodations that fit your style and budget on our lodging page.Learn more about lodging
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