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.

River 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 Vacation Directory
Enjoy the day boating on Blue Mesa Reservoir

 

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  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Gunnison's premier fishing guide service: Fly-fish for trophy brown and rainbow trout on Blue Mesa Res, or the Gunnison River. Trolling and jigging for Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout and Kokanee Salmon.

National Parks Fishing 


Lost Canyon Resort  email this Colorado cabin Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
Moderate rates - people-friendly, children-friendly and pet-friendly. Enjoy quiet starry night skies at a beautiful rustic Gunnison riverfront resort, 8 miles North of Gunnison. Fully-equipped log cabins.

cabins Pets Welcome Lodging by water Fishing 


Rockey River Resort  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Riverfront mountain cabins 6 miles north of Gunnison on your way to Crested Butte. 15 log cabins fully equipped with kitchens and baths. Some full hookup RV sites. Group facilities in a 100 year old barn.

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Featured Gunnison Businesses

Almont Resort  link to Colorado vacation
Family resort since 1893 where you can Fish, Saddle and Paddle; between Gunnison and Crested Butte in Almont, Colorado. Riverfront cabins & vacation homes. Eat breakfast, lunch or dinner at our restaurant.

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Blue Mesa Fishing  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Gunnison's premier fishing guide service: Fly-fish for trophy brown and rainbow trout on Blue Mesa Res, or the Gunnison River. Trolling and jigging for Brown, Rainbow, and Lake Trout and Kokanee Salmon.

National Parks Fishing 


Blue Mesa RV Recreational Ranch  link to Colorado vacation
A classy resort in a classic western setting, Blue Mesa Ranch is a mountain hideaway near Gunnison with RV & tent sites, cabins, clubhouses, swimming pools, mini-golf, activities, resort style amenities.

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Cattlemen's Days  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
113th Annual Rodeo (July 5-13, 2014) features a county fair, parade, carnival, live music and dancing, horse shows, cow pie bingo, horse races, and sanctioned PRCA rodeo events.

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Colorado Adventure Rentals  link to Colorado vacation
Rent Polaris & Arctic Cat ATVs, UTVs & Snowmobiles to explore the best trails in Colorado! Gunnison, Crested Butte and Taylor Park areas all provide you with days of off-road enjoyment in winter & Summer!

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Elk Camp Ranch - Remote Cabin  link to Colorado vacation
Wildlife and Seclusion. Corral for horses. 160 Acres bordering Sawtooth Wilderness Area. 40 minutes south of Gunnison is a private fully furnished mountain log cabin next to spring fed pond. Dogs welcome.

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Ferro's Blue Mesa Ranch & Guide Service  link to Colorado vacation
Large furnished fishing cabins on Blue Mesa Lake in Curecanti Recreational Area. Near Gunnison National Forest and Black Canyon National Park. Personalized horseback rides and guided fishing trips.

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Gunnison Lakeside Resort  link to Colorado vacation
Great views on Blue Mesa Reservoir 15 minutes west of Gunnison with full hookups - 30 & 50 amp electrical service and cozy log cabins. Boat launch and rental nearby. Hunting and sightseeing. WI-FI.

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Inn at Tomichi Village, The  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Complete Renovation in July 2013! One mile east of Gunnison. Large Luxurious Rooms offer brand new and super comfortable beds, extra power outlets, USB outlets, flat screen TV, and WI-FI. Pets Friendly.

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Island Acres Resort Motel  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Newly updated cabin-like rooms are individually decorated, focused on fun and most have a full kitchen. Your family will enjoy traditional hospitality. Just west of Gunnison, walk to the River, fishing, and hiking.

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Kreuger Ranch Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
Southeast of Gunnison this working ranch is on 500-acres with trout fishing and unguided hunting. Stay in a log cabin or bring your RV. Relaxation specialist and sports enthusiasts will both be happy here.

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Lost Canyon Resort  email this Colorado cabin Photos available on Colorado vacation page Map showing location of Colorado vacation
Moderate rates - people-friendly, children-friendly and pet-friendly. Enjoy quiet starry night skies at a beautiful rustic Gunnison riverfront resort, 8 miles North of Gunnison. Fully-equipped log cabins.

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Mesa Campground  link to Colorado vacation
Walk to the Gunnison River; between Gunnison and Blue Mesa Reservoir on Highway 50. Luxury RV sites: patio, gas BBQ grills, furniture - 4 have private hot tubs. Rustic luxury cabins open year round.

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts 


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

RV Parks and Resorts 


Rockey River Resort  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Riverfront mountain cabins 6 miles north of Gunnison on your way to Crested Butte. 15 log cabins fully equipped with kitchens and baths. Some full hookup RV sites. Group facilities in a 100 year old barn.

cabins RV Parks and Resorts Pets Welcome Lodging by water Scenic Byways Fishing 


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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Taylor Park Trading Post  link to Colorado vacation
Between Buena Vista and Gunnison: Cabins, RV, and Tent Sites. The area abounds with magnificent views: The Sawatch Range, a narrow strip of the Continental Divide all backdrop Taylor Park Reservoir.

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Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting Raft, Fish, Kayak  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page Link to special offers and discounts icon
10 miles north of Gunnison in Almont, on Taylor, East & Gunnison Rivers. Features modern river front cabins and vacation homes. Fly shop. Rafting, Fishing & Kayaking. Smokehouse Grill open in summer.

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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, offering a full program of ranch activities -- B&B style rooms, horseback riding, overnight campouts, rafting, hot springs pool, evening activities & 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 Byway -UPDATED-
West Elk Loop Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Gunnison Taylor Park Loop Scenic Drive

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
Lake Fork of the Gunnison River Rafting
Taylor River Rafting

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

Hot Springs:
Gunnison Hot Springs

Snowmobiling:
Gunnison & Crested Butte Snowmobile Trails
Salida & Monarch Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Greater Gunnison Area Map


 
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