Slumgullion Center


58 acres, Hinsdale county

This property outside of Lake City is owned by Lake Fork Valley Conservancy and comprises part of the Slumgullion Earthflow, an active landslide that moves as fast as 7 meters per year on the most active portions. It’s been slowly flowing down the mountainside for 1,200 years! The Slumgullion Earthflow was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1965. The earthflow is recognized by scientists and government agencies as a site rich in research opportunity and of high conservation importance. Additionally, the Slumgullion Center property includes Lake Fork of the Gunnison River frontage and unique forests, as well as habitat for bald eagles, bighorn sheep, black bear, elk, mule deer, moose, and mountain lions. It is visible from the Silver Thread National Scenic Byway and the Alpine Loop Colorado Scenic Byway coming out of Lake City.