Located just ten miles northeast of Gunnison, Fossil Ridge is completely surrounded by the Gunnison National Forest.
TPL’s protection in August 2011 of 225 acres of high-country mining claims in the San Juan Mountains, speaks to the area’s rich past and uncertain future.
Since 1981, The Trust for Public Land has protected nearly 10,000 acres of Colorado greenbelts—land that provides a buffer between open space and development or helps define a community's growth boundary.
In June 2010, The Trust for Public Land purchased a large section of land on the edge of Crested Butte that had been owned by the local family since 1905. The conservation transaction was the largest in the town's history.
In 2000, this critical strip of land nestled between two designated wilderness areas near Aspen and Crested Butte was in jeopardy from development.
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.
Ringed by 13,000-foot peaks, the Ophir Valley is one of the San Juan mountains' hidden gems. The Trust for Public Land protected more than 1,200 acres here, virtually all of the private land remaining in this still-pristine valley.
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.