Scenic Views

Look around and take it all in!

We believe that preserving stunning vistas and incredible views is integral to conserving land in the Gunnison Valley and thus is an essential pillar of our mission. The Land Trust provides incredible access to gorgeous outlooks to be enjoyed in all season. From maintaining the scenic view corridor between the Town of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte, to the breathtaking views of Paradise Divide easily accessible from the Slate River Trailhead, and The Anders Ranch which provides majestic views along the West Elk Scenic Byway (to name a few), the Land Trust has made sure these views will be here for the next generation.

Why protect scenic views and vistas?

Since 1991, the Crested Butte Land Trust has collaborated with our local landowners, community members, and many partners to ensure the views that make the Gunnison Valley special remain visible for many generations to come. Protecting these scenic viewsheds allows our community to preserve our unique charm, build civic pride in our mountains, and attract positive growth in the valley.
Today, we protect over 6,000 acres of land, with breathtaking imagery abound. We hope you can get out and enjoy all the valley has to offer!

It is with appreciation that we honor The Bureau of Land Management, Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association, Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Gunnison Trails, Town of Crested Butte, Town of Mt. Crested Butte, Gunnison County Trails Commission and the Forest Service for protecting open space in the Gunnison Valley.

As important, we want to acknowledge the many landowners who have so generously agreed to donate a perpetual trail agreement on their property. With their good will, visitors and locals alike experience the thrill of meandering through an aspen grove on Snodgrass Mountain, or a wedding memory captured on the Woods Walk with Mt. Crested Butte presiding in the background.