Dan Escalante passed away on the morning of April 29th among the mountains he cherished and called home. His passing was as sudden as our loss is profound. There are many reasons Dan was special to, and loved by, those who knew him. He was warm and accepting but also passionate about his ideals. Whether it was with people, imparting knowledge of the natural world, or on issues like affordable housing, Dan worked to empower people. He was also a cherished voice in our community.
The Escalante Family asks you to join them in celebrating Dan's life by supporting what Dan was passionate about through 3 Gunnison Valley non-profits. All donations will be evenly divided to support the work of Crested Butte Mountain Rescue, KBUT Community Radio, and The Valley Housing Fund. You can make a donation via credit card on the right side of this page or mail you donation to P.O. Box 308 Crested Butte, CO. 81224. You can also find out more about the recipient organizations below the donate form.