Join us at the TOP!

Top of the Pines is an outstandingly beautiful outdoor recreation area, environmental education base camp and open space preserve.

Located at the foot of the Sneffels Range in southwest Colorado and In close proximity to Ouray,  Ridgway and Telluride, this 175-acre wilderness jewel offers local communities and visitors a remarkable place to learn, recreate, and celebrate, while also providing an inspiring gathering place for everyone interested in exploring the beauty of the San Juans.

To find your way to this remarkable mountain hideaway, see our Getting Here page.

Community bonfire at TOP on Saturday, March 3!

BONFIRE UPDATE: We may or may not light a bonfire tonight, depending on the wind conditions as the time approaches, but anyone who would like to come up would still be very welcome, starting at around 4:30 p.m. We’ve cleared a path to the front door of the pavilion and the heat is on. We will have music, a nice sunset, hot cocoa and marshmallows, and maybe an adult beverage or two…

Pavilion update:

Great news! In early January 2018 the Ouray County Building Inspector issued TOP a Certificate of Completion on Phase 1 of the pavilion project. We now have a 240-day Temporary Certificate of Occupancy for the classroom area, with 1,500 square feet of usable interior space for weddings, school events, meetings, retreats, etc. Our hope is that by late summer or early fall we will have the funds to proceed with the completion of ADA-compliant indoor restrooms as well. To learn more about ongoing improvements visit the Upgrades and Renovation page.

Please help support our mission!

 Top of the Pines, Inc. is a non-profit organization that oversees and supports the maintenance and use of Top of the Pines. All of the board members volunteer their time and efforts to keep it running smoothly! We are able to do so only through the user fees and donations we receive from you! Help us continue to grow and provide an amazing outdoor experience for years to come by adding to the donations boxes each time you enjoy this beautiful place!