When you need a break from the real world, the mountains are there for you. Take care of them just like they take care of you.
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.
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. Watch the videos to learn more about each group of hardworking folks who make the Gunnison Valley a fun, beautiful and sustainable place to recreate!
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.
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.
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.