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Gunnison National Forest

216 N. Colorado, Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-0471
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Ranked #3 of 15 Attractions in Gunnison
Type: Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking, Viewing foliage
Owner description: National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains, around the towns of...
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Type: Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking, Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains, around the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My friends and I bumped into this area by accident and found it to be about the prettiest spot we'd seen all week, and we had seen many spots by that time. It is picturesque, and yet not overrun by tourists. It also isn't shamelessly commercialized like so many locations are in this state. I just got done planning our... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you love nature and the beauty of it then you will need to be sure to go to this National Forest. It spans over many miles so there are alot of things to see.If you love rock-hounding, there are plenty to be found here. Quartz, Rose Quartz and Black tourmaline. Just do a search where to go. Great place... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This year the trip over Ohio and Kebler Passes was delayed by clouds and rain. Finally on day 4 the sun appeared and I took wonderful photos. The Aspen trees had more red showing this year too. Had a scary experience on the narrow road over Ohio Pass. It had snowed the previous day and the road was in poor... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This entire area is just beautiful. Well worth the drive and taking the time to get out and hike around.

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Temple
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Expected the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to be bigger. It was very deep, though. It took a long time on back roads to get there. There was also a dirt road that you had to take for several miles.

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Mount Vernon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Gorgeous scenery and trails to either drive, walk or ride! Wildlife enjoyable to see. Weather is very comfortable!

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Benbrook, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Beautiful and lots of hiking trails. Loved the beautiful landscape, hated the hot weather. Lots of pretty wildflowers were blooming.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Black Canyon of the Gunnison is breathtaking. We even saw some two American Eagles flying at bottom which ranger pointed out to us. Great time to go because very quiet since most kids back in school.

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North America
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Gunnison National Forest is really a must-visit when you are in CO! The road all the way to the top of Taylor Reservoir is almost done with resurfacing, the campgrounds are gorgeous and well-maintained, the Taylor River provides ample fishing opportunities, the area is beautiful, and the proximity to Crested Butte and Gunnison is ideal. We have camped at Lodgepole... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The Gothic Biological Laboratory and the camp grounds to the north are worth the visit. The scenery is incredible.

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