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General Information

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Recreation Activities and Information

Hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy the beauty and varied recreation activities and
destinations on public lands in this area. There are outstanding opportunities for hiking,
fishing, mountain biking, hunting, horseback riding, vehicle recreation, mountain climbing,
cross country skiing, snowmobiling, backpacking, and much more. We encourage all our
visitors to help minimize the impact of their activities by referring to the user ethics messages
also included below.


Welcome to the Gunnison Field Office!

The Gunnison Field Office is responsible for the management and
stewardship of more than 600,000 acres of public land in the upper Gunnison River basin in
southwest Colorado. Collaborating with a number of public and private partners, the
management and staff of the Gunnison Field Office guide the protection, management, and
sustainable use of a wide variety of public resources. Ecosystems within the GFO range from
dry sagebrush steppes at 7,000 ft.; to forests of aspen, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, lodgepole
pine, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine fir; to alpine tundra meadows that reach to over 14,000
ft.

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Contact Information:
Gunnison Recreation Management Area, 216 N. Colorado St. , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471

Additional Information:
Gunnison Area - Gunnison is located in the southwestern section of Colorado. It is the namesake of Captain John W. Gunnison, a surveyor for the U.S. Geological Survey, who was killed after scouting the area in 1853.

Links:
Dolores River Recreation Management Area - Official agency website

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