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Gunnison National Forest

216 N. Colorado, Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-0471
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Gunnison
Type: National Parks, Forests
Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking, Viewing foliage
Description: National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains, around the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte.
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Mount Vernon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Indianapolis
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This is the most beautiful place to go while in Gunnison area. Some of the roads are narrow and very very bumpy so be aware of this if you are going up to the mountains. Alot of wildlife to see and many rocks to collect.

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Mobile, Alabama
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116 reviews 116 reviews
34 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

we drove through this forest on a 30 mile dirt road (I think this is the one). Although scary, the scenery was awesome. Be sure you have plenty of fuel before making this journey.

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Richmond Hill
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Whether by auto or motorcycle, get yourself on this loop through the mountains and canyon. You can start in Gunnison, and travel the bigger outside loop up through Aspen, then onto Hwy 192 to the interior. The panoramic views are outstanding, with literally hundreds of picture moments waiting to happen. It's a whole day affair, so start early!

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Amarillo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We love the Gunnison area! Our favorite thing is to drive and look for wildlife. Never disappointed! Wish we could spend more time but not sure we would ever have enough.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Ohio and Kebler Passes are a yearly trek for me in the fall for the Aspens. Even with the drought this year, the colors were fabulous ! I also got to see snow on the peaks alongside the Castles for the first time. Breathtaking ! John Denver's lyric Almost heaven West Virginia should have been Colorado. Oh well, this is... More

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