Wilson Peak, near Telluride in southwest Colorado, is a member of an exclusive and celebrated club, the Colorado 14-ers—the 54 mountains in that state that top 14,000 feet. It is also one of several Fourteeners where access has been frustrated by private ownership of key hiking access.
For many people, Colorado is synonymous with beauty, and despite its growth, the state continues to offer many wild landscapes that people treasure for self-renewal and enjoyment. Both residents and visitors come to these places to hike, bike, camp, hunt, fish, and view wildlife.
With the purchase of 1,100 acres just outside of Telluride, Colorado, The Trust for Public Land (TPL) will complete its protection efforts in the Ophir Valley, an endeavor nearly 10 years in the making.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land helps communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.