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Top of the Pines is a unique outdoor recreation, environmental education facility and open space preserve…

… at the foot of the Sneffels Range in southwest Colorado. In close proximity to Ouray and Ridgway and less than an hour from Telluride, this 175-acre wilderness jewel offers our communities a remarkable place to learn, recreate, and celebrate, while also providing a very attractive gathering place for visitors interested in exploring the beauty of the San Juans.

HOW WE GOT HERE

When the Girl Scouts decided to let this camp go in the 90s and it looked like it might become private property, locals jumped in. They pulled together the funds to purchase it, then turned it over to Ouray County to maintain as a magnificent public resource. Our 501c3 volunteer Board now manages the property on behalf of us all.

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


Cimarrons (Courthouse Mtn and Chimney Peak)

WHAT’S COMING UP

We’re raising money to complete renovation of the old pavilion, add infrastructure improvements, create hike/bike trails and camping sites–and turn this stunning wilderness area into a one-of-a-kind facility for community events, learning, and play. We’ll be adding a kitchen, yurts, indoor toilets and showers, audio-visual equipment and more.

To accomplish all this, we’re seeking grant money–but those grantors want to know that locals support the project with their time and money.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

* Contribute through our “Contribute” link: http://topofthepines.org/contribute/

OR

* Contribute through our crowdsourcing GOFUNDMEhttp://www.gofundme.com/top-of-the-pines