Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
In 2003, we protected the 1,500-acre Dillon Pinnacles property in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Gunnison County, along with tremendous support from the National Park Service. Situated above the Blue Mesa Reservoir and adjoining the Gunnison National Forest, the lands provide a scenic backdrop for the Curecanti National Recreation Area, home to bighorn sheep, elk and the threatened Gunnison sage grouse.
Located inside the boundary of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Sanburg Ranch is integral to the outstanding scenic qualities of the Park. The 2,494-acre ranch has been a conservation priority since 1999 when the National Park Service (NPS) purchased a conservation easement on the property. Today, the Fund and NPS are working with the Sanburg family to acquire the remaining interest in the ranch. Doing so will allow NPS to expand recreational use on a system of existing trails on the ranch, meeting the public’s desire for terrain that is accessible for families and others.
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Our With with the National Park Service