StoryWalk™ and Letterboxing

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Photo: Hedda Peterson


StoryWalk™ is an interactive activity display along the wide path of the Lower Loop trail off Peanut Lake Road. It’s geared towards 3-6-year-olds, and offers a combination of outdoor adventure with an engaging story.

Each summer a new book is chosen to display, and is separated into portions along the trail in order to combine reading, walking and observing the natural surroundings.

StoryWalk™ is brought to you by the Crested Butte Land Trust and the Crested Butte Old Rock Library. Special thanks to the Paperclip and True Value for providing the supplies and labor needed to make StoryWalk™ possible.

The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

For more information about the StoryWalk™ program, contact Peter at, or at 970.349.1206.

It’s Letterboxing Season!

Letterboxing is an intriguing outdoor pursuit combining hiking, artistry, and detective work. The letterboxing treasure hunt is perfect for kids ages 6 and up. Pick up a passport and clues ($5) at the Land Trust office at 308 Third Street, the Mountain Heritage Museum, the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, or the Old Rock Community Library! The clues will take you on an adventure to find hidden stamps. See if you can collect all of the stamps in your passport this summer!

Get ready to follow new clues. We’ve hidden letterboxes in new spots on each property. We’ve also hidden letterboxes on our newest Slate River Valley property, located across the river from Gunsight Bridge.

The following letterboxes are now in hiding:

Woods Walk

Lower Loop

Peanut Mine

Lower Loop 2

Gunsight Connector Trail

Slate River at Gunsight Bridge

Lupine Trail

Happy hunting!

Get the clues here

Local artists teamed up to create stamps unique to our beautiful valley. Highlighting the many uses of Land Trust properties, the stamps depict images of ranching, wildlife, and mountain biking as well as our valley’s iconic landscapes.

Dating back more than 150 years, this “hike-and-seek” adventure provides exciting goals for anyone who likes a quest. Letterboxing offers an outdoor activity to share with family and friends and a wonderful way to connect with the numerous beautiful parcels preserved by the Crested Butte Land Trust.

Contact Cheryl with any questions: or (970) 349.1206