Winter Use Data Collection Initiative


Coming upon its eighth winter season, EMBA has teamed up with the Western Colorado University, Master in Environmental Management (MEM) Program to provide funding for graduate students to collect recreational user data in the backcountry of the Gunnison Valley. We have raised $15,000 for this program via matching donations, individuals and other organizations, and generous grants from the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (CFGV) and the Town of Crested Butte.

Outdoor Recreation Plan


Gunnison National Forest offers unlimited year-round recreational opportunities!

Learn more about the history of travel management to get up to speed on how we got to where we are, and why it may be time to revisit some policies based on current use.