Gunnison, Colorado ia a unique Western town located 230 miles West of Denver. Gunnison has a year-round airport servicing Daily Flights on United and American and is a half hour drive to Crested Butte, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Curecanut National Recreation Area, and many Histroic towns. You may request a Free Gunnison Destination Guide and vacation Planner or you can view them online. If you would like to speak with a real person, call 800-814-7988. The visitor center is located on US Highway 50 (501 E. Tomichi Ave) in downtown Gunnison.


Boating is big out here, in fact, this area is home to the state's largest body of water, Blue Mesa, and some of the state's largest fish. The Taylor Lake,  Morrow Point and Crystal reservoirs which offer boat tours, are a few other popular destinations. Camping is available at most lakes in the area. If you want to rent a pontoons boat and speed boats as well as fishing skiffs, you may rent them at the Elk Creek Marina and Taylor Park Marina. Visit the Official Site for more information.


The Gunnison River, Taylor River and East River offer some of the best fishing in the world with Rainbow Trout, Trout Brown, Brook Trout and Cutthroat. The fishing season is year round here. From ice fishing at Blue Mesa lake to Fly-fishing the East River you are bound to return home with some great fishing stories. You can visit the for more 
information and to subscribe to a custom electronic fishing report.

Scenic Drives

Scenic Byways and small country roads can lead you deep into the Colorado Wilderness, without leaving your car. The West Elk Scenic and Historic Byway is about 208 miles in length, and you can expect to spend 10 to 12 hours exploring the route which features high mountain vistas and a scenic overlook into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. You can visit the for more information and sample driving itineraries


Two very different courses offer spectacular scenery and challenge. The Club at Crested Butte is a Robert Trent Jones II course, and the Dos Rios in Gunnison has a lot of water features and a beautiful back nine. Advanced reservations are a MUST in Crested Butte while walk ins are welcome in Gunnison except Thursday afternoon. Visit the for more information.

Kids Activities

In Gunnison and Crested Butte there are activities well suited to children of all ages. Whether educational or recreational there's lots to do. Learn about the best kids restaurants, events, clinics, and more at the


Gunnison is surrounded by 2 million acres of public lands, so it's pretty easy to find a place to go hunting. You can stay in town, or in the backcountry. Either way, there are many critters to stalk in the 10 hunting units in Gunnison County. Local Guides are available as as many resources on the Official tourism web site