Quartz Creek Valley sits about 10 miles east of Gunnison and is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Gunnison area. The Green Mesa Subdivision, with 8 - 24 acre lots, many with Quartz Creek frontage, is one of the first things you'll see. As you continue up valley you will pass working ranches of varying sizes and you'll wind up in the quaint towns of Ohio City and Pitkin where you can find cabins of the early 20th century along with beautiful new log homes, some belonging to year round residents and others to 2nd home owners.
For very affordable land you may want to consider a lot in the Quartz Creek Valley Mining District. This area is strictly seasonal access, and it could be the site of your summer getaway, nested right in the middle of the Rocky Mountain with fabulous views.