Representative Doug Lamborn (Republican – Colorado) introduced the Crags, Colorado Land Exchange Act of 2017. The bill is intended to direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange in El Paso and Teller Counties, Colorado, and for other purposes.
The bill was introduced on January 24, 2017, passed by a voice vote in the House with 2/3 majority on February 6, 2016 and sent to the Senate. The Senate received the bill on February 7, 2017, read it twice, and sent it to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
The bill is to authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange involving 320 acres of non-federal land and 83 acres of Federal land. The Federal land is within the Pike National Forest, El Paso County, Colorado, with a non-exclusive perpetual access easement to the Broadmoor Hotel, Inc. on Forest Service Road 371 (depicted on “Proposed Crags Land Exchange – Federal Parcel – Emerald Valley Ranch”, dated Mar. 2015). The non-Federal land is a land and trail easement to be conveyed to the Secretary of Agriculture in the exchange and included 320 acres of Land within the Pike National Foret, Teller County, Colorado, a permanent trail easement for the Barr Trail in El Paso County, Colorado, which will be voluntarily donated by the aforementioned hotel. The value is considered an equal value exchange. If the value of the private land is considered to be more than the Federal land, the land will be considered a donation from the hotel.
Jared Polis (Democrat- Colorado)
Scott Tipton (Republican – Colorado)