Sacramento Creek Ranch (SCR) is managed by Mountain Area Land Trust (MALT). SCR is a 71-acre property consisting of forest and wetlands, ranch house, greenhouse, barn, yurt and two nature trails open from dawn to dusk. MALT uses SCR for base of operations, educational programming, high alpine research, and land and water conversation.
Sacramento Creek Trail is a 1.5 mile trail loops around the creek, wetlands and beaver ponds. Hershey Trail is a 1-mile trail loop through scenic forest and overlooks Pennsylvania Mountain. The easiest way to access the trails is to park in the ‘circle’ at 2234 Busch Run Rd, Fairplay. The community is welcome to walk the trails and enjoy nature.
MALT acquired the land and assets of SCR in August of 2019. The Park County community, outdoor recreation enthusiasts, visitors and the scientific research community all benefit from MALT’s efforts to preserve, study and enhance the recreational opportunities and biological diversity SCR offers.
SCR was founded in 2014 by Al and Terry Hershey and was formerly known as the Beaver Ponds Environmental Education Center (BPEEC). land and water conservation efforts, provides access to public trails, continues outdoor education programs and supports 45+ years of continuous high alpine research.
Sacramento Creek Ranch is just minutes away from MALT’s 92-acre property located at Pennsylvania Mountain Natural Area. Learn more about the Pika Trail and the high altitude research that has been conducted there for over 45 years at Pennsylvania Mountain.
Provide a home base for MALT to have a presence in the Park County community.
Conserve and showcase Sacramento Creek Ranch.
Provide educational opportunities and establish partnerships with community organizations.