Sky Mountain Park
Management Plan Details
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails (OST), the Town of Snowmass Village, the City of Aspen, and the Aspen Valley Land Trust have partnered on one of the most dramatic purchases of Open Space in the history of the upper Roaring Fork Valley. The recently completed purchase of 845 acres from the Droste Family has connected over 2,500 acres of contiguous Open Space that permanently protects some of the most critical mountain ecosystems in the upper Roaring Fork Valley. The acquisition is a major accomplishment for the citizens of Pitkin County, Snowmass Village, and the City of Aspen, protecting critical elk winter range and migration corridors within the Roaring Fork Valley. In addition to the protection of wildlife habitat, this connection of over 2,500 acres of open space provides spectacula r recreational opportunities. The possibilities include trail opportunities for hikers, bikers, and equestrians that connect Aspen to Snowmass Village with spectacular views of all four ski area mountains and the surrounding Elk and Sawatch Mountain Ranges.