The Kapushion subdivision is located in Crested Butte and is a highly scenic and quaint part of town. It is situated close to Peanut Lake Road which leads to the Lower Loop. Kapushion is a highly desirable locale with a relatively small number of houses, most of which are high-end single family homes. The north-west end of town proper was annexed to become part of Crested Butte CO Real Estate . Its name came from the ranching family who sold the land to make this private neighborhood possible. The views are stunning, and there’s hiking and Nordic skiing virtually out the door.
The Kapushion annexation developed of land and also preserved of land as open space. The Lower Loop and Upper Lower Loop consists of of trails adjacent to the town of Crested Butte. Their existence is due to the efforts of the Crested Butte Land Trust which has arranged and purchased land and easements to make this trail possible. Due to its inherent beauty and because it’s only a short walk from town, the Lower Loop is one of the most frequently used hiking trails in the Crested Butte area.
About the Crested Butte Land Trust
The mission of the Crested Butte Land Trust is to forever protect and steward open lands for vistas, recreation, wildlife, and ranching, thus contributing to the preservation of Gunnison County’s unique heritage and quality of life.
They choose conservation projects that:
- Preserve scenic areas and view corridors, wildlife habitats and fragile ecosystems
- Protect agricultural and ranching uses
- Enhance access to public lands
The Trust is also working diligently to:
- Preserve and restore natural areas
- Preserve water resources in their natural state
- Protect flood plains
- Preserve land for its aesthetic or recreational value
The inspiration for the Crested Butte Land Trust came from local builder and avid environmentalist, Norman Bardeen, who served on its first board of directors. The Trust is a much-needed asset for the community as clean waters, scenic vistas, and plant and wildlife habitats are valuable to a high-quality life.
The Land Trust is a non-political and non-profit organization that has worked on a voluntary basis with private landowners in Gunnison County. Formed in 1991, its purpose, in the words of former board member Jackie Ingham, is “preserving the present for the future.” To date, the Trust has facilitated the preservation of more than 5,700 acres of land. Almost half of this acreage has been preserved by conservation easements, voluntary agreements between a landowner and the Land Trust.
The history of land trusts dates back more than 100 years. Today, there are more than 1,700 land trusts throughout the country. There are numerous advantages of working with the Trust. For instance, the organization’s non-profit status brings a variety of tax benefits and donations of land, conservation easements, or money may qualify you for income, estate, or gift tax savings. Furthermore, because it’s a private organization, they are more flexible and creative than public agencies – and can act more quickly in saving land.
The Land Trust appreciates the support of the local community, second homeowners and visiting guests. They currently have over 1,700 members, and their sustaining membership program is growing. Establishing trusting and meaningful relationships with community members has enabled them to become an extremely effective conservation organization.
For further information about the Crested Butte Land Trust’s work on the Lower Loop, click here. For details about Nordic skiing in Crested Butte, click here. For information about mountain biking in the area click here, and for details about hiking in the Crested Butte area, click here.
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Author: Chris Kopf