Colorado’s Gold Butte Opens to Public Access


Gold Butte, a pinnacle of Entrada sandstone just outside Aspen, Colorado, was once a popular spot with local climbers in the 1970s, but the private landowners closed it to public access in 1983.

The Access Fund has been working with local climbers and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails to acquire the property, advise on risk management, and develop a climbing management plan for the area. We were committed to providing access to this Colorado climbing area. We are happy to report that the County has successfully completed the purchase, and Gold Butte is now open to the climbing public.

Access Fund sincerely thanks local climber Bob Wade of the Ute Mountaineer for his local leadership in spearheading this effort and helping provide access to yet another Colorado crag.

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