TAPP — the Tourism and Prosperity Partnership — supported sustainable tourism even before it was added to our plate by Gunnison County Commissioners. Annually, we give to Gunnison Trails, Crested Butte Mountain Bike Association and the Crested Butte Conservation Corps.
When TAPP decided to go allin on marketing trails, it became clear right away that we needed to update the trails infrastructure. We couldn’t invite people to use our system without the proper tools to navigate.
In 2015, TAPP secured a Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) grant to bring trails and map signage to the whole Gunnison Valley. Via this grant, over a five-year period, 16 kiosks have been installed at trailheads. These include a large valley-wide map, a trail etiquette message and a smaller, more detailed map of each specific area. In addition to the large kiosks, nearly 100 locator signs have been installed at junctions and along trails.
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