Pitkin County Open Space

  • Locations: News Published

    Coal Basin Ranch opens for mountain biking

    Coal Basin Ranch opened for mountain biking on Saturday, May 28 for the property’s first full season. To get there, visitors drive up the winding Coal Basin Road for about four miles, following Coal Creek around steep hillsides of shale and sandstone before arriving at a parking lot and closure… read more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Open space program produces food and farmers

    This past March, The Sopris Sun launched a series on the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (OST) agriculture lease program. In exploring its genesis, co-creators, open spaces and lease holders, The Sun sought to cast light on the quiet, industrious and enterprising farmers and ranchers “next door.” read more →

  • Locations: Opinion Published

    Regarding agricultural leasing process

    By Jose Miranda

    I finally left my native home in Venezuela when my family and I were robbed at gunpoint by a gang of thugs. I was already a dual citizen in America but we thought that we might be able to carve out a place for ourselves

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  • Locations: News Published

    Shippee Open Space sustains Highland cattle and elk

    There’s a precious parcel of land where the Avalanche elk herd can forage in peace, away from shoulder-season recreation on the Crown. It’s sandwiched between two chunks of private Mountain Primal Meat Company acreage. It’s enclosed in a multitude of adjacent conservation easements. It’s Pitkin County’s Shippee Open Space. read more →