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Gunnison National Forest

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Address: 216 N. Colorado, Gunnison, CO 81230-2162
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+1 970-641-0471
09:00 - 17:00
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National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains,...

National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains, around the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte.

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has everything you could ask for

1.3 million acres of endless opportunities, motorized friendly, world class hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, site seeing and the list goes on.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pitkin, Colorado
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Pitkin, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1.3 million acres of endless opportunities, motorized friendly, world class hiking, biking, fishing, hunting, site seeing and the list goes on.

Thank sscleveland2017
Crested Butte, Colorado
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gunnison National Forest is well worth the visit. With beautiful mountains, lots of great hiking, mountain biking, skiing and more. Any time of year is beautiful but especially the fall with the changing leaves. Winters are harsh so unless you are prepared, stick to summer or fall.

Thank eCRen19
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend a day. Take a drive or spend the night .snow is packed and ready for fun

Thank Marsha F
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76 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

So I'm not going to give away my "secret stashes" on as widely read as Tripadvisor. But the handful of trails I've done in the GNF have been outstanding. While perhaps not as scenic as the more popular ones up in Crested Butte...neither are they as crowded. I did run into other people...but it was only a couple of small... More 

Thank bogateer
West Chester, Ohio, United States
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46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful camping experience! Fresh cool air! Mountains every where you look! Streams filled with trout! Excellent hiking trails. Or just take a drive and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature! Some roads are only gravel so a 4- wheel drive vehicle is best. Not much cell service in the area so get a map before you set out.

Thank Beth K
Atlanta, Georgia
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

We drove through the north rim of the Black Canyon. Every vista was more stunning than the one before. So worth it!

Thank Melissa H
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Whether walking or driving, we had picture perfect views. Park staff where knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank SGUriah
central pennsylvania
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298 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Colorado folks seem to understand the value of wild area for recreation and wildlife. Lots of hiking trails. Lots and lots of fishermen. Some raft companies Ok to use. We did not see but big horn sheep and elk are in the area.

Thank pennstatetraveler
Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Cannot begin to describe the beauty you will find here! And I own a vacation home in the Eastern Sierra! The vistas are so green, so gorgeous and clean! What a great destination for ann outdoor vacation!

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Bushnell, Florida
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120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Enjoyed dispersed camping in the Taylor Park area for two weeks. Surprised at the large number of dual sports, dirt bikes and ATVs/UTVs -- we wondered if we had stumbled into a convention or reunion or a meetup of some kind. Great roads nearby for all skill levels of riders. All riders we saw were polite, respectful and safety-conscious; very... More 

Thank VespagirL55

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