TAKING CARE OF GUNNISON CRESTED BUTTE

Mountain Made. Community Built.

When you need a break from the real world, the mountains are there for you. Take care of them with sustainable land use just like they take care of you. 

Sustainable Land Use in Gunnison Crested Butte

With access to millions of acres of public lands, the Gunnison Valley has a lot to take care of. More than 1,000 miles of trails span across national forests, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands, a national park, wilderness areas and private land. Land managers, trails organizations and other community stakeholders have banded together under the STOR committee to coordinate stewardship efforts in Gunnison Crested Butte. Help support their hard work by following the principles of Leave No Trace while you’re here. 

GUNNISON VALLEY TRAILS ORGANIZATIONS

The incredible trails organizations in Gunnison and Crested Butte maintain hundreds of miles of trails that allow everyone to access millions of acres of public lands across the Gunnison Valley. If you enjoy your time spent on the trails here, please consider donating or volunteering to the organizations that made them possible.

walking on trail near lily lake

TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY – Stay off closed trails

The best part of the Gunnison Valley is how wild it is. Let’s keep it that way! Learn about seasonal trail closures and other ways to help keep the land pristine and healthy. We’ve also collected tips on how to practice Leave No Trace principles while exploring Gunnison Crested Butte and beyond.

TRAVEL ALERTS – Road Construction Info and Emergency Notifications

Play it safe by researching your destination before you hit the road. Check out current road conditions, fire info, winter advisories, Covid-19 data and other emergency resources here.

Crested Butte and Gunnison are home to more than 1,000 miles of trail.

PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO GUNNISON CRESTED BUTTE – HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND MORE

Planning your trip ahead of time can help reduce headaches when you arrive. By making reservations and researching activities in advance, you’ll ensure a smooth and enjoyable vacation. Find information on lodging, things to do and more on our Trip Planning page. 

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