Developer Closes Chunk of Telluride BackcountryBy Rocky Thompson on April 5th, 2010
A developer who bought 103 acres of mining claims near Telluride has posted No Trespassing signs and let the locals know they’re not allowed. He cites liability claims as the reason for closing the area to hikers and skiers. Hopefully hanging the signs and putting the word out releases the guy from liability since people will hike and ski on the land regardless of the legality. The real crime here is that these small chunks of land in the middle of federal forests and national parks get sold to developers who close them off and build monstrous mansions in them.