Green Initiative

In Uncategorized by Ian McMullen

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Mission


Travel Crested Butte is committed to supporting sustainable tourism and the stewardship of our surrounding area.
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Awareness


As a part of the Crested Butte community, we love this place for its pristine mountain environments, and for the privilege to access and enjoy such places. With this in mind, we want to provide valuable resources and methods with others to promote minimal human impacts.

With more visitors to the area come greater use of outdoor spaces. In order to reduce our impact on these places, we have developed a guide geared toward promoting individual action and responsibility, while also providing helpful information on preparation for activities and outings.



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Icons

Throughout our website and within our hiking, camping, and biking guides you will find sections with a select number of icons from below that will inform you about tips, general guidelines, and more awareness tools for corresponding outdoor related areas and activities.
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We encourage you to pay special attention to these icons and info before setting out for outdoor activities in order to establish and maintain healthy outdoor habits that will ensure the protection of these wild and beautiful places for years to come. Know before you go!  

Leave No Trace


One of the most important organizations we reference our guides with is Leave No Trace. LNT, as it's known shorthand, is a guide that outlines the best ways to leave minimal human impact in the outdoor areas we enjoy. 

Principles of Leave No Trace:

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp On Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors

Learn more about each of these principles here.



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Associated Organizations


We are working in conjunction with with local organizations who have dedicated their time, money, and hard work to conservation efforts in the Crested Butte area. Check out their websites to learn more about each organization and see how you can get involved.
    Crested Butte Conservation Corps

    CBCC is a full time, 6 day a week, on the ground trail crew aiming to minimize human impacts, protect our valuable resources, and steward them for the best experiences possible. Learn more.

    Crested Butte Land Trust

    They Land Trust works with the community to protect the heart and soul of the Gunnison Valley – scenic views, epic trails, family ranches, and plentiful habitat. Learn more.

    High Country Conservation Advocates

    HCCA protects the health and natural beauty of the land, rivers, and wildlife in and around Gunnison County now and for future generations. Learn more.

    Get Involved


    Check out some upcoming events in the Crested Butte area to learn more about how you can work with the community and get involved with environmental efforts.