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Gunnison National Forest

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Address: 216 N Colorado St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2162
Phone Number: 970-641-0471
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National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains,...

National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains, around the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte.

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Awesome outdoor adventure!

Wonderful camping experience! Fresh cool air! Mountains every where you look! Streams filled with trout! Excellent hiking trails. Or just take a drive and enjoy the beauty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wonderful camping experience! Fresh cool air! Mountains every where you look! Streams filled with trout! Excellent hiking trails. Or just take a drive and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature! Some roads are only gravel so a 4- wheel drive vehicle is best. Not much cell service in the area so get a map before you set out.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through the north rim of the Black Canyon. Every vista was more stunning than the one before. So worth it!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether walking or driving, we had picture perfect views. Park staff where knowledgeable and helpful.

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Thank SGUriah
central pennsylvania
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258 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 254 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Colorado folks seem to understand the value of wild area for recreation and wildlife. Lots of hiking trails. Lots and lots of fishermen. Some raft companies Ok to use. We did not see but big horn sheep and elk are in the area.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot begin to describe the beauty you will find here! And I own a vacation home in the Eastern Sierra! The vistas are so green, so gorgeous and clean! What a great destination for ann outdoor vacation!

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Bushnell, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed dispersed camping in the Taylor Park area for two weeks. Surprised at the large number of dual sports, dirt bikes and ATVs/UTVs -- we wondered if we had stumbled into a convention or reunion or a meetup of some kind. Great roads nearby for all skill levels of riders. All riders we saw were polite, respectful and safety-conscious; very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful drive along the highway. We got to see a variety of landscapes from farms to flatlands. Be on he lookout for wildlife such as mule deer. Gorgeous flowers dot the landscape.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I particularly liked the Black Canyon on the Gunnison River, and even though I walk with a stick i could make to to one of the nearby viewpoints.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The drive is so beautiful. Everywhere you look there is something to see. Take the drives away from the large highways and you will see beautiful sites to hike. We loved it.

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Centennial, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We drove around this entire area and it was all beautiful. Make it your stop, if you are coming to Colorado!

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