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.
Featured Crawford Businesses
122 acre ranch. Stay in a cozy guest house bedroom, 20 minutes to entrance of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We serve FARM-to-TABLE: breakfast, lunch, dinner. Pets and kids welcome.
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.
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
West Elk Loop Scenic Byway -UPDATED-
Black Canyon Snowmobile Trails
Local Area Maps:
Delta, Montrose & North Fork Valley Area Map -UPDATED-