Location: Southwest District, Gunnison Field Office
Size: 1,597 acres
Designated: 1993 Gunnison Land Use Plan
Land Manager: Bureau of Land Management, Gunnison Field Office
The American Basin ACEC is a management unit located just south and west of Lake City between the Continental Divide and Handies Peak, and is one of the most scenic basins in the San Juan Mountains partly because of the midsummer wildflowers and the high-quality visual resources.