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Gunnison National Forest

216 N. Colorado, Gunnison, CO 81230
970-641-0471
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Ranked #3 of 23 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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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