Explore Gunnison Valley's Conserved Lands

The Crested Butte Land Trust has helped conserved over 6,000 acres of land throughout Gunnison Valley. Click the map to view or download our newly published map of conserved lands. Scroll down to explore an interactive map of conserved properties and learn more about local recreation areas.

Conserved Properties Map

Interactive Map

Recreating on Conserved Lands

Slate River Area Trails and River Recreation

The Slate River valley is a popular destination for recreationalists of all kinds, including hikers, bikers, and paddlers. The area includes Gunsight Bridge, Woods Walk, Lower Loop, Lupine 1 and 2, and Gunsight Connector. All of these areas are on Land Trust conserved lands, and in the winter Crested Butte Nordic Center maintains an extensive Nordic ski trail system, some of which also lies on Land Trust conserved lands. Please recreate responsibly while enjoying our community’s recreational amenities near and far, so they’ll remain available for all to enjoy for generations to come.

Long Lake Recreation Area

Long Lake is an easily accessible resource that boasts a myriad of recreational opportunities, including hiking, fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, and other water-based fun for the whole family. The Lilli Trail, featured to the right, was built by the Land Trust in partnership with Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association and Adaptive Sports Center. As you enjoy this community treasure, please respect your neighbors, fellow recreationalists, and the area surrounding the lake to ensure it will remain available for all to enjoy for generations to come.

Protect What You Love

As pressures on the Gunnison Valley increase, you can be part of the solution.
Leave a legacy of open space protection by donating to the Crested Butte Land Trust today,
and ensure that you and generations to come will continue to enjoy our unique quality of life.


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