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Gunnison National Forest

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Address: 216 N Colorado St, Gunnison, CO 81230-2162
Phone Number: +1 970-641-0471
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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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All the wild...none of the crowds

So I'm not going to give away my "secret stashes" on as widely read as Tripadvisor. But the handful of trails I've done in the GNF have been outstanding. While perhaps not as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So I'm not going to give away my "secret stashes" on as widely read as Tripadvisor. But the handful of trails I've done in the GNF have been outstanding. While perhaps not as scenic as the more popular ones up in Crested Butte...neither are they as crowded. I did run into other people...but it was only a couple of small... More 

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 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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Thank Beth K
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

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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Thank Melissa H
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 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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