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$25,000 For Sale
lot: 0.7 acres | Residential Lots & Land - MLS# 749218
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Unique set of contiguous lots totaling .7 acres overlooking the Crystal River in the townsite of Schofield, just past Emerald Lake. Easy access from forest service road 317. Views toward Crystal Peak and Mt. Belleview. Great spot to park your camper or set up a hunting camp! Priced right! Buyer should check with Gunnison County in regards to what kind of use the property may be used for as well as what type of structures. Schofield was a small town at the top of the main pass from the Gunnison/Crested Butte area over to the Crystal/Marble/Redstone area. There is nothing left of the town. A mill was built in 1881 and at its height it had a hotel, restaurant, post office, store, carpenter, blacksmith, barber and daily mail service. By 1885 the ores played out and the town was no more. Today, the main attraction is Schofield pass (aka Devil's Punchbowl) which is only passable by bicycle, ATV or foot traffic. The High Elk Corridor is a valley system situated in the northern part of Gunnison County that connects the Maroon Bells-Snowmass and the Raggeds Wilderness areas. A summer-only jeep road from Crested Butte passes through the High Elk, linking the town sites of Gothic, Crystal and Marble along a route traversed by modern outdoor enthusiasts, 19thcentury miners, and the Native American Ute before them. Thousands of people visit this area in the summer, and there are over 100 different landowners within the boundaries of the corridor. To protect this extraordinary scenic natural land, the Crested Butte Land Trust joined with the Trust for Public Land, the Aspen Valley Land Trust, the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory and Crested Butte Mountain Resort to identify 2, 500 acres of private in-holdings within the National Forest whose protection is critical to maintain the High Elk Corridor's ecological and scenic integrity. The High Elk Corridor is a sub-alpine valley that provides important habitat for numerous species of plants and wildlife, an unpolluted water resource, a unique outdoor laboratory, an open-air museum showcasing Colorado's mining history, and a multitude of year-round recreation opportunities. There have been multiple transactions involving purchases, donations, and Forest Service trades, which have protected over half of the Schofield town site as well as many mining claims. In July of 1997, the Land Trust, in a joint venture with the RMBL and CBMR, closed on the purchase of nearly one-half of the town site of Schofield(522 lots) for permanent protection as open space. Located up-valley from RMBL's home in Gothic, Schofield town site was platted around the turn of the century into approximately 650 building sites. It is the three partners' desire to keep this area open and possibly trade it into the National Forest. In 2005, nearly 800 high-priority acres in the High Elk were conveyed to the United States of America, through a purchasing and conveyance by the Trust for Public Land, for permanent protection and management as part of the White River National Forest.


  • Access: Seasonal
  • Acres Source: Assessor
  • Area: Crested Butte Rural
  • County/Area: Gunnison County
  • Current Property Use: Mountain Recreation
  • Elementary School: Crested Butte Community K-12
  • High School: Crested Butte Community K-12
  • Listing Office: Bluebird Real Estate
  • Listing Status: Active
  • Lot Dim. Source: Assessor
  • Lot Dimensions: irregular
  • Lot Size: 0.7000
  • Lot Size/Acreage: .5-.99 Acres
  • Middle School: Crested Butte Community K-12
  • Property Type: Residential Lots & Land
  • Street Description/Access: County, Seasonal, Dirt, No Winter Maintenance
  • Sub Type: Residential
  • Total Taxes: $0.54/$147
  • Zip Code: 81224
  • View: Mountains, Stream/River
  • Waterfront: Seasonal Stream/Spring, Yes

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Crested Butte, CO
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