Gunnison - Southwest Colorado

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

Experience Gunnison, Blue Mesa Lake, Ohio City, Parlin, Pitkin, Sargents, Sapinero, Taylor Park, and Waunita Hot Springs, Colorado

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
River Fishing on Taylor River
The top of Monarch Pass, Colorado
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 Ice-Fishing
A PREMIER FISHING EXPERIENCE in GUNNISON: Guided lake and trolling for Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon on Blue Mesa Reservoir. WINTER Ice-fishing from Mid-December to Late-March.

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Cattlemen's Days - Annual Gunnison Rodeo
121st Annual Gunnison Rodeo, July 1-17, 2021, Cattlemen's Days is the oldest continuous ProRodeo in Colorado and 4th oldest in the USA. PRCA events attract, local and top world, cowboys and cowgirls.

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Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting Raft, Fish, Kayak
10 miles north of Gunnison in Almont, CO. A Riverside resort: cabins, vacation homes, Pro-Fly Shop along Three Rivers. Summer: Smokehouse Grill. Outfitting: Fish, Raft, Kayak. Plenty of winter recreation!

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Featured Gunnison Businesses

Almont Resort - A Family Resort
A mountain vacation resort in Almont for your family! Fish, Saddle, Paddle while enjoying our riverfront cabins and large homes between Gunnison and Crested Butte. Restaurant: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

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Arrowhead Mountain Lodge, Restaurant and Bar
SECLUDED year-round in the Uncompahgre National Forest! Arrowhead Mountain Lodge: Restaurant, bar, UTVing, fishing, snowmobiling. Near the Black Canyon between Montrose and Gunnison off US 50.

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Blue Mesa Fishing - Guided Lake and Ice-Fishing
A PREMIER FISHING EXPERIENCE in GUNNISON: Guided lake and trolling for Rainbow Trout and Kokanee Salmon on Blue Mesa Reservoir. WINTER Ice-fishing from Mid-December to Late-March.

 Web page link icon Photos on page icon National Parks Fishing 


Cattlemen's Days - Annual Gunnison Rodeo
121st Annual Gunnison Rodeo, July 1-17, 2021, Cattlemen's Days is the oldest continuous ProRodeo in Colorado and 4th oldest in the USA. PRCA events attract, local and top world, cowboys and cowgirls.

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Colorado Adventure Rentals: ATVs, UTVs and Snowmobiles
Explore the best trails in Colorado! Winter and Summer Rentals! Polaris and Arctic Cat: Snowmobiles, ATVs, UTVs, Side-X-Sides. Affordable Adventure rates include: insurance, helmets, gas. Go off-roading!

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Ferro's Blue Mesa Ranch and Guide Service
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
Sports and Relaxation specialist will both be happy: Wild Trout fishing and unguided hunting near Gunnison, Kreuger is a working ranch on 500-acres! Stay in one of our log cabins or bring your RV.

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Lost Canyon Resort: Cabins on the Beautiful Gunnison River
A rustic river-front resort. Quiet starry night skies at beautiful Lost Canyon, 8 miles North of Gunnison. Fully-equipped log fishing cabins. People-Friendly -- Children-Friendly -- Pet-Friendly. Moderate rates.

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Mother Lode RV Park
Off the beaten path in the mountains in a historic mining valley; 20 miles northeast of Gunnison, Mother Lode is a seasonal full hookup RV Park. Pets welcome. Ride your ATV or Jeep to the Alpine R&R Tunnel.

 RV Parks and Resorts Pets Welcome ATVing, UTVing, and Offroading Scenic Drives 


Stumbling Moose Lodge in Pitkin
In Gunnison National Forest Pitkin is a Bird Sanctuary. Stumbling Moose Historic Cabin-Suites have an updated kitchen, Cable TV, WiFi. Hike and ATV near Quartz Creek. Ice Cream Socials and Gold Panning!

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Three Rivers Resort & Outfitting Raft, Fish, Kayak
10 miles north of Gunnison in Almont, CO. A Riverside resort: cabins, vacation homes, Pro-Fly Shop along Three Rivers. Summer: Smokehouse Grill. Outfitting: Fish, Raft, Kayak. Plenty of winter recreation!

 Web page link icon Reservation link icon Photos on page icon Cabins and Cottages Vacation Homes RV Parks and Resorts Family Friendly Pets Welcome Lodging by water Groups and Reunions Scenic Byways and Drives Fishing Jeeping and Offroad Vehicles White-water Rafting and Kayaking Winter Lodging Downhill Skiing 



For more travel information contact:

Gunnison Activities & Maps

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

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

Seasonal Attractions:
Cattlemen's Days

Fishing:
Blue Mesa Reservoir & Gunnison River Fishing Map
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:
Crested Butte & Taylor Park Snowmobile Trails
Gunnison Area Snowmobile Trails
Salida & Monarch Snowmobile Trails

Local Area Maps:
Greater Gunnison Area Map


 
 

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