Summer Field Trips

Visit Your Conserved Lands

Please join us for one, two, or all three of our summer field trips this year. We’ll visit conserved land and learn about the great work being done there. Field trips focus on science research, the history of our beautiful valley, trail building and maintenance, and so much more. Each summer we partner with different organizations, so no two field trips are ever quite the same! Email to sign up.

2023 Schedule:

Thursday, June 22: Rec Path with Adaptive Sports Center @ 4 PM

Monday, August 7: North Pole Basin with Crested Butte Wildflower Festival, All day!

Thursday, August 31: Schutt property with Gunnison Wildlife Association @ 4 PM

Thursday, September 14 with Crested Butte Land Trust @ 4 PM


Thursday, June 22 @ 4 PM | Adaptive Sports Center

Join us for a leisurely bike ride on the rec path! We’ll start out at the Kelsey Wright Building at the base area and learn about the great work that the Adaptive Sports Center does in the valley. We’ll ride from there down the rec path and learn about surrounding conservation history from staff at the Land Trust. 

Monday, August 7, ALL DAY | Wildflower Festival

This is an all day event you won’t want to miss! Join us for an 6 mile out-and-back hike up to North Pole Basin with staff from the Land Trust and Wildflower Festival. Explore pristine spruce-fir forests, alpine meadows and cascading waterfalls of North Pole Basin while learning about the conservation history of the area and the prolific wildflowers the cover the slopes and meadows. In July 2013, this area was made accessible to the public through joint efforts of Crested Butte Land Trust and Rocky Mountain Biological Lab. Space is limited to first come, first serve. For this all day event, please consider making a voluntary donation to the Wildflower Festival or Land Trust.

Thursday, August 31 @ 4 PM | Gunnison Wildlife Association

Join us on the recently conserved Schutt property with the Gunnison Wildlife Association to learn about the work that they do in the valley to protect and enhance the health and sustainability of local wildlife habitat. 

Thursday, September 14 @ 4 PM | Gunsight Bridge 5th Anniversary with CB Land Trust

The Crested Butte Land Trust invites you to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the new Gunsight Bridge! Join us for a group bike or hike to the bridge where we’ll raise a toast to this beloved community resource and learn about the work that made this project possible. Can’t join us for a bike or hike? Let us know if you can meet us at the bridge at 4:30 PM for light refreshments! Please note parking is limited.

Biking group will meet at the 4-way and bike Woods Walk to Lower Loop (~3 mi beginner level).

Hiking group will meet at the Oh-Be-Joyful campground and hike on the new trail (~1 mi flat beginner).

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