Formally the northern-most 101 acres of the Promontory Ranch, the Snodgrass Trailhead boasts significant wetlands and wildlife habitat, along with spectacular views of the Gothic Valley, East River, and Elk Mountains. The property is also the only public access point for the Snodgrass Mountain Trail, a hugely popular hiking, mountain biking, and skiing trail that leads up and into Gunnison National Forest.
Due to its ecological, recreational, and community significance, the Snodgrass Trailhead was purchased by Crested Butte Land Trust as part of a historic joint effort between Crested Butte Mountain Resort, area businesses, individual donors, non-profit organizations, and local and state government agencies. A conservation easement was put in place, public trail access was protected in perpetuity, and the entire property was conveyed to the Town of Mt. Crested Butte.