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Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area

 

Gunnison River

[Gunnison Gorge Wilderness]

[Flat Top-Peach Valley]

[Gunnison River Recreation Area]

 

 

 

Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area encompasses Gunnison Gorge Wilderness, Flat Top-Peach Valley, and Gunnison River Recreation Area. Cutting a breathtaking double canyon through colorful sandstone formations and ancient black granite, the Gunnison River is known for its exceptional whitewater boating. Gunnison Gorge Wilderness features a world-class Gold Medal trout fishery, and visitors can also enjoy big-game hunting of elk and mule deer here. Meanwhile, efforts are being made to protect sage-grouse habitat. The Flat Top-Peach Valley area provides for outstanding off-highway vehicle riding. Within Gunnison River Recreation Area, calm waters downstream from the river's confluence with the North Fork are excellent for non-technical boating. A variety of fascinating cultural resources, including prehistoric rock art and historic mines, also await visitors of Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.

Field Office:  Uncompahgre

Total Area:  62,844 acres
Elevation Range:  5,200 - 8,000 feet

Activities:
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Geological marvels
  • Heritage tourism
  • Hiking and backpacking
  • Horseback riding
  • Hunting
  • Mountain biking
  • Off-highway vehicles
  • Water recreation
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife viewing
  • 4x4 and jeep touring
Attractions, Facilities, & Service:
  • Boating and fishing outfitters
  • Gold Medal trout fishery
  • 4 boat launches
  • Up-river jet boat service
  • Two off-highway vehicle open play areas
  • Permit stations at trailheads
  • Campgrounds
  • Restrooms
  • Picnic areas
  • Available in Delta, Hotchkiss and Montrose: lodging, restaurants and shops


Directions:  Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area is accessible via multiple routes leading from Delta and Montrose. For more information, contact the Uncompahgre Field Office.


GUNNISON GORGE NATIONAL CONSERVATION AREA HOME PAGE

 

 
 
 
Additional Information:

About Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area

Boating on the Gunnison River

 
Downloads:

Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and Wilderness brochure