The Institute for Applied Sustainability

The Institute for Applied Sustainability in conjunction with Extended Studies has merged with the Coldharbour Institute of Gunnison to offer a suite of holistic courses that develop the practical skills and knowledge needed to create more sustainable and economically resilient communities. Coldharbour Institute's mission is to promote resilient living practices for a changing world through education, research, experimentation, partnerships, and the integration of environmental, social and economic solutions. For more information about the Institute of Applied Sustainability, contact Ellen Patten, Education Coordinator at or 303.506.6849.

Coldharbour Institute 

Directions to Coldharbour Ranch from Gunnison:
From the Adams St & E Tomichi Ave intersection in Gunnison, drive 6.7 miles East on US Hwy 50.
The Ranch is located about halfway between mile
marker 164 and mile marker 165 on Hwy 50. After you pass mile marker 164, drive about a 1/2 mile and look for a large yellow building with a red/orange roof on the right (the red/orange roof is the prominent feature), this is Coldharbour Ranch. The turn to the right looks like a small driveway, turn here, and you have arrived!

Contact Information

Ellen Patten; Institute of Applied Sustainability Education Coordinator