Land Trust Field Trips

Thursdays from 4-6 pm

Join the Crested Butte Land Trust (CBLT) and partner organizations on the last Thursday every month this summer (June-September) from 4-6 pm to visit conserved land and learn about the great work being done there. In June, we’ll be joined by Crested Butte Mountain Biking (CBMBA) staff member, Lauren Koelliker, to talk about how trails are built. July will be the first of two visits with Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL) scientists to hear all about the research being conducted on our lands. August will be all about the Land Trust with a chance to talk with our stewardship team about the nitty gritty behind land conservation. Finally, we’ll wrap up the summer with another RMBL scientist visit (they do more research around these parts than we can fit into one trip!).

Space is limited to just 15 participants at each event,
so email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) today to reserve your spot!

Meet at the Alien Shack up Peanut Lake Road for an easy hike along the Lower Loop trail system with CBMBA’s development director, Lauren Koelliker. Lauren will discuss CBMBA’s great work in trail maintenance and building as well as ways you can get involved in their awesome nonprofit work! Bring a raincoat, water bottle, and comfortable hiking shoes. Please be sure to carpool or bike out to the location, as parking is extremely limited.

Space is also limited, so email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) to reserve your spot!

Meet at the historic townsite of Gothic/the current day location of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and enjoy a stroll down the road to a conserved piece of land called the Bench Property. RMBL scientist Paul CaraDonna will join the CBLT staff to discuss pollinators in our mountain environment and answer questions about the longtime partnership between RMBL and CBLT. Bring a raincoat, water bottle, and comfortable hiking shoes. Please try to carpool out to Gothic (we will meet in the first visitors parking lot) as parking is very limited.

Space is also limited, so be sure to email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) to reserve your spot!

This one is all about the Land Trust! Join CBLT’s entire team, from stewardship to development, for a stroll along the recently conserved Long Lake. We’ll discuss the Land Trust’s history, hands on field work, and more. Bring your raincoat, water bottle, and good hiking shoes, and please carpool as much as possible as parking is limited. We will park in the first parking lot near the dam and hike along Long Lake. For those wishing to hike back to their cars, we’ll make a mid-way pit stop; for those wishing to complete the full point to point hike, a shuttle will be provided back to the starting point from the upper parking lot (please note the second half of this hike will be more strenuous with significant downhill).

Space is limited, so email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) today to reserve your spot!

We’re wrapping up the season with another visit from RMBL scientists, this time to talk hydro research. Meet at the Gunsight parking lot and enjoy an easy walk down to the bridge to learn about all kinds of water specific research being conducted by RMBL scientists. Bring your raincoat, water bottle, and comfortable hiking shoes, and please carpool as much as possible (or bike out from town via the Lower Loop trail system!) as parking is extremely limited.

Space is also limited, so email Jess (jessica@cblandtrust.org) to reserve your spot today!