TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) – Gov. Jared Polis says Fisher’s Peak and the former ranchland surrounding it will become Colorado’s newest state park. Polis’ office said in a statement The Nature Conservancy and The Trust for Public Land plan to transfer the 30-square-mile property near Trinidad — formerly known as Crazy French Ranch — to public ownership.

Fisher's Peak

Fisher’s Peak (credit: Michael Babnick Photography)

Polis plans to sign an executive order during a ceremony on Thursday, with the goal of opening access to the public by 2021.

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Trinidad Mayor Phil Rico tells the Gazette that access to the 9,633-foot Fisher’s Peak has long been a dream among residents.

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The Trust from Public Land and the Nature Conservancy last year pledged the $25 million needed to buy the former Crazy French Ranch after the state put down an initial $14.5 million.

It will be Colorado’s 42nd state park.

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