High Elk Corridor Map

Since 1997 1% for Open Space has helped fund the preservation of over 5,000 acres in Gunnison County and leveraged the preservation of an additional 1,000 acres. Through nearly 40 separate projects, 1% has helped protect open space land in three separate areas – North, South and the High Elk Corridor.

The maps below show the location of these different projects. If you would like a downloadable pdf version of all three of these maps that can be zoomed in and out, please click here.

HIGH ELK CORRIDOR
The terrain of Gothic, Paradise Divide and Schofield Park is some of the most dramatic in our area and is comprised of 1,800 acres connecting the Maroon Bells Snowmass and Raggeds Wilderness Areas called the High Elk Corridor. Schofield Park, a significant portion of the area, borders sensitive outdoor research land utilized by the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory as well as houses the trailhead for the internationally popular West Maroon Pass Trail. Properties here also include Paradise Basin of Baldy Peak, Crystal Peak, the pond at Paradise Divide, the Yule Creek Trailhead, Yule Creek and North Pole Basin. Since 1999 1% for Open Space has pledged $221,923 to preserve 232 of the High Elk Corridor  acres. Organizations such as the Crested Butte Land Trust, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and Trust for Public Land have all received individual grants from 1% to help see these projects become a reality.

 

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