BLM photo by Rich Durnan
Located nine miles northeast of Montrose, the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness offers a wild and pristine backcountry experience. A unique double canyon system of black granite and red sandstone layers carved by the Gunnison River, the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness lies within the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area just downstream from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The Gunnison Gorge is only the second BLM-administered wilderness area in Colorado and is managed to preserve and protect its wilderness, scenic and recreational values.
The Gunnison Gorge Wilderness participates in the Recreation Fee Demonstration program. User fees are required for both day use and overnight camping. Between 80 and 100% of the fees collected in the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness will be used for resource and land management.
Gunnison Gorge User Fees
SEARCH AND RESCUE
- Delta County Sheriff - Dial 911 (Non-Emergency: 970-874-2000)
- Montrose County Sheriff - Dial 911 (Non-Emergency: 970-240-6606)