Located on Cross Mountain in the Fossil Ridge Wilderness of Gunnison County are (18) contiguous mining claims totaling for 183.48-acres (Wahl, Gold Cleft, Gold Cross, Gold Eagle, Gold Coin, Yellow Diamond, Mountaineer, Gunnison, St. Louis, McCormack, Little Hattie, Red Cloud, Parkview, Cross Mountain 1, 2, &3, and Crown Point 1 & 2). The property contains dedicated Forest Service access via four-wheel drive/ATV roads and is seasonal due to winter snowfall levels. The combined site is an in-holding surrounded by designated Wilderness and Gunnison National Forest lands. This is a remote area of the county located approximately nine-miles from Taylor Park Reservoir and about 30-miles from the nearest town of Almont. The City of Gunnison and Towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte are a short-drive from Almont. The historic mining town of Tin Cup is situated approximately 10-miles to the northeast. Each of the claims are patented and have remained under the same ownership for decades. No mining has occurred while under current ownership, though a single shaft, reportedly at a depth of 550’ (+/-) was utilized for the extraction of gold circa the mid-1960’s (gold pricing at that time was $35.50 per ounce). According to the current owner, he was able to identify the vein the lode miners were following at the end of the shaft. The original opening of the mine shaft was collapsed to prevent public access and there are no known past milling operations or related environmental concerns on-site. Topography consists of level benches, steeply sloping hillsides and granite mountain top areas above timberline. Various alpine lakes and streams are in close proximity to the claims and are contained on public lands. Elk, mule deer and moose sightings are common. The Gunsight and Lottis Creek Trails originate near the Lottis Creek Campground in Taylor Canyon and extend in a southerly direction just to the west of the claims. Views from the claims are impressive and include an expansive portion of the Continental Divide to the east (Collegiate Peaks in the direction of Buena Vista and Leadville) and to the north (towards Crested Butte and Aspen/Snowmass). Taylor Park Reservoir is also visible to the north looking across Union Park. Due to the location within a designated Wilderness, the parcels could potentially be exchanged with the U.S. Forest Service in enhancing an owner’s other land holdings. This property is being marketed in conjunction with the Taylor Park Trading Post (also listed by Hayden Outdoors) and could be purchased together or separately. Note that Gunnison County GIS incorrectly maps the parcels as being located slightly further to the southwest of Cross Mountain. Please refer to the maps in the listing for an accurate visual of the location.