Gunnison - Southwest Colorado

Includes Almont, Blue Mesa Lake, Ohio City, Parlin, Sargents, Sapinero, Taylor Park, Waunita Hot Springs

 

Named for a topographer who was mapping a railroad route to the Pacific in 1853, Gunnison is surrounded by over 1.7 million acres of public land. The Gunnison River Territory stretches from one spectacular nature scape to another with plunging canyon walls, emerald lakes, imposing peaks and wildflower meadows. Ute Indians, miners, ranchers and the railroads all contributed to the western character of this area.

Fishing on Taylor River, Colorado Vacation Directory
River Fishing on Taylor River
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Monarch Pass on Highway 50 - Elevation 11,312'

 

Today, Gunnison prides itself on having some of the best outdoor recreation in the state. Blue Mesa Reservoir in the Curecanti National Recreation Area, 9 miles west, is the largest man-made lake in Colorado with 96 miles of shoreline - an angler's paradise. Gunnison National Forest has more than 750 miles of teeming trout streams and reservoirs. Nearby, the Aberdeen Quarry was in operation from 1889 to 1892 and supplied the stone for Denver's capitol. The Alpine Tunnel is 30 miles east of Gunnison and northeast of Ohio City and Sargents. The tunnel is now abandoned and only accessible by off-road vehicle, bore through the Continental Divide at 11,523', making it the highest railroad station in the country. Drive along the West Elk Scenic Byway through Almont, 30 miles north to Crested Butte.

Boating on Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado
Enjoy the Day Boating on Blue Mesa Reservoir
A sailboat on Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison, Colorado
Blue Mesa Reservoir has 96 Miles of Shoreline

 

The Gunny Play Park is located just outside of Gunnison on the Gunnison River along Hwy 50. It has 3 surf features and a series of rock formations that offer a variety of experiences at different levels creating a paddle playground for kayakers. This park hosts the annual Gunnison River Festival in June.

Commercial air travel accommodations are handled by Gunnison County Airport. Please contact your preferred travel agent or airline for flight arrangements.

Gunnison is near: Crested Butte & Lake City

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Premium Gunnison Businesses

Blue Mesa Fishing - Guided Lake and Fly Fishing  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
GUNNISON'S PREMIER FISHING EXPERIENCE: Guided Lake Trolling and Ice Huts for Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon on Blue Mesa Reservoir, or Fly-Fishing on the Gunnison River and Cebolla Creek.

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Lost Canyon Resort - Cabins on the Beautiful Gunnison River  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
Moderate rates - people-friendly, children-friendly -- pet-friendly. Enjoy quiet starry night skies at beautiful Lost Canyon -- a rustic river-front resort, 8 miles North of Gunnison. Fully-equipped log fishing cabins.

cabins Pets Welcome Lodging by water Fishing 


Silver Plume General Store & Grill: ATVs and Snowmobile Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
30 miles from Gunnison - WHERE THE TRAILS START - in Pitkin. Silver Plume Store: Rentals ATVs and Snowmobiles, general supplies, fuel, snacks. SIlver Plume Grill is open in Summer for lunch & dinner.

ATVing and Offroading Restaurant Snowmobiling 



Featured Gunnison Businesses

Almont Resort - A Family Resort  link to Colorado vacation
A vacation resort, you can Fish, Saddle and Paddle while enjoying our riverfront cabins and large homes between Gunnison and Crested Butte in Almont, Colorado. Family restaurant for breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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Anderson's Wildwood Vacation Rentals  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation New Colorado vacation business
In Gunnison, within Wildwood Development an ideal location with the peace and quiet of the Rocky Mountains. Anderson's 2 &3-bedroom vacation homes have full kitchens, WI-FI, decks with BBQ grill.

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Blue Mesa Fishing - Guided Lake and Fly Fishing  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
GUNNISON'S PREMIER FISHING EXPERIENCE: Guided Lake Trolling and Ice Huts for Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon on Blue Mesa Reservoir, or Fly-Fishing on the Gunnison River and Cebolla Creek.

Fishing 


Burnin' Daylight Ranch Resort AKA Lakefork Resort  link to Colorado vacation
Between Gunnison and Montrose Burnin' Daylight overlooks Blue Mesa Lake with resort cabins and pull-thru RV sites. A lakefork ranch setting ideal for boating, fishing, biking, water-skiing and relaxing.

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Cattlemen's Days  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
116th Annual Rodeo, July 9-17, 2016, in Gunnison. Cattlemen's Days events: county fair, carnival, live music, sanctioned PRCA rodeo events, dancing, parade, horse shows, cow pie bingo, horse races.

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Colorado Adventure Rentals  link to Colorado vacation
Winter and Summer Rentals! Polaris and Arctic Cat: ATVs, UTVs, Snowmobiles. Explore the best trails in Colorado! Adventures in Gunnison, Crested Butte and Taylor Park provide you with days of off-roading.

ATVing and Offroading Snowmobiling 


Ferro's Blue Mesa Ranch & Guide Service  link to Colorado vacation
Large furnished fishing cabins on Blue Mesa Lake at Ferro's Ranch. Local Guide Services: fishing trips and horseback rides into Black Canyon National Park and Gunnison National Forest. Dogs welcome.

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Kreuger Ranch Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
Trout fishing and unguided hunting near Gunnison, Kreuger's is a working ranch on 500-acres: Sports and Relaxation specialist enthusiasts will both be happy! Stay in one of our log cabins or bring your RV.

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Lost Canyon Resort - Cabins on the Beautiful Gunnison River  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
Moderate rates - people-friendly, children-friendly -- pet-friendly. Enjoy quiet starry night skies at beautiful Lost Canyon -- a rustic river-front resort, 8 miles North of Gunnison. Fully-equipped log fishing cabins.

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Mesa Campground  link to Colorado vacation
From the campground walk to the Gunnison River; between Blue Mesa Lake and Gunnison on Hwy 50. Modern RV sites: patio, gas BBQ grills, furniture - 4 have private hot tubs. LUXURY CABINS open all year.

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts Lodging by water 


Mother Lode RV Park  New Colorado vacation business
Vacation off beaten path in the mountains in a historic mining valley 20 miles northeast of Gunnison near Ohio City. Full hookup RV sites. Pets welcome. Ride your ATV or Jeep to the Alpine R&R Tunnel.

RV Parks and Resorts Pets Welcome ATVing and Offroading 


Palisades Senior RV Park
In Gunnison! Walk to River Park. PETS WELCOME -- grassy dog park. 50 amp full hookups RV sites, 45-75 feet long, room for slideouts. Palisades Senior 9-hole putting course. Boat storage. WI-FI.

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Rockey River Resort - Along the Gunnison River  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Spend your holiday along the River, north of Gunnison on your way to Crested Butte! River Front Cabins. Resort Amenities: Rockey Barn, WI-FI, library, Townie bike usage. Enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, relaxing.

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Silver Plume General Store & Grill: ATVs and Snowmobile Rentals  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
30 miles from Gunnison - WHERE THE TRAILS START - in Pitkin. Silver Plume Store: Rentals ATVs and Snowmobiles, general supplies, fuel, snacks. SIlver Plume Grill is open in Summer for lunch & dinner.

ATVing and Offroading Restaurant Snowmobiling 


Tall Texan RV Park & Cabins  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Near Gunnison River and the City of Gunnison. Grassy shaded sites perfect for a relaxing family vacation. Cabins and full hookup RV sites with patios. Pull-thru sites with cable TV. Free WI-FI Hotspots.

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Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting Raft, Fish, Kayak  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
10 miles north of Gunnison in Almont. Riverside resort cabins and vacation homes on Three Rivers: Taylor, East, Gunnison. Pro-Fly Shop. Outfitting: Raft, Fish, Kayak. Smokehouse Grill open in summer.

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Water Wheel Inn  Colorado vacation make reservations Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
Surrounded by the natural beauty of Gunnison with trees and ponds, Water Wheel Inn is on 5 acres. The rooms are large and luxuriously furnished. Ice-fishing packages, and discount lift tickets. Pets welcome!

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Waunita Hot Springs Ranch  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
27 miles east of Gunnison, Waunita offers a full program of ranch activities -- B&B style rooms, HOT SPRINGS POOL, horseback rides, camp-outs, rafting, evening campfires, great food! 6-day packages.

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For more travel information contact:

Gunnison Activities and Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Blue Mesa Reservoir/Curecanti National Recreation Area

Scenic Byways:
Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway -UPDATED-
West Elk Loop Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Gunnison Taylor Park Loop Scenic Drive -UPDATED-

Seasonal Attractions:
Cattlemen's Days

Fishing:
Blue Mesa Reservoir & Gunnison River Fishing Map -UPDATED-
East River Fishing Map
Taylor River Fishing Map

Rafting & Kayaking:
Gunnison River Rafting & Kayaking
Lake Fork of the Gunnison River Rafting & Kayaking
Taylor River Rafting & Kayaking

Jeep & 4WD:
Crested Butte & Gunnison Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails

Hot Springs:
Gunnison Hot Springs

Snowmobiling:
Greater Gunnison Area Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-
Salida & Monarch Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-
Crested Butte & Taylor Park Snowmobile Trails -UPDATED-

Local Area Maps:
Greater Gunnison Area Map


 
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