Crawford - Southwest Colorado

Crawford is a town where cowboys still wear Stetson hats and spurs, and cattle drives take place down Main Street. An adventurer's paradise, Crawford offers outstanding big game hunting, excellent fishing, four-wheel drive tours and hiking in Gunnison National Forest. Crawford Reservoir, good for rainbow trout and perch, also has swimming and boating. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to the west is the most stunning day trip of all: as deep as 2,700' and as narrow as 1,300', the canyon was shaped by the churning waters of the Gunnison River. A 50-mile long chasm, the Black Canyon's sheer, shadowy rock walls drop more than a half mile to the river creating a somber and memorable site. Ute Indians did not enter the canyon, preferring to stay on the rim and hunt and when you visit, you'll see why - there are difficult trails down. Take raft trips through the steep canyon to see otherwise inaccessible sites.

The Crawford Needle near Crawford, Colorado
View the Distinctive Volcanic Landmark Needle Rock
The Street of Downtown Crawford, Colorado
Explore the Historic Downtown of Crawford, Colorado


Crawford is near: Delta, Grand Mesa Area & North Fork Valley

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Crawford State Park
A western slope State Park in the peace and tranquillity of Crawford! Elevation 6,600 feet guarantees a mild climate in any season. Play, fish, water-sports, hike, hunt, camp. The campsites are scattered.

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Paonia State Park
A nature lover's dream near Crawford, Paonia State Park is nestled between steep mountainsides and a narrow fishing lake. Primitive campsites. Near Ragged Wilderness Area -- hunting units: 43 and 521.

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Crawford Activities & Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Scenic Byways:
West Elk Loop Scenic Byway

Blue Mesa Reservoir & Gunnison River Fishing Map

Black Canyon Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Delta, Montrose & North Fork Valley Area Map


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