Recreation Activities and Information
Hundreds of thousands of visitors enjoy the beauty and varied recreation activities and
destinations on public lands in this area. There are outstanding opportunities for hiking,
fishing, mountain biking, hunting, horseback riding, vehicle recreation, mountain climbing,
cross country skiing, snowmobiling, backpacking, and much more. We encourage all our
visitors to help minimize the impact of their activities by referring to the user ethics messages
also included below.
Welcome to the Gunnison Field Office!
The Gunnison Field Office is responsible for the management and
stewardship of more than 600,000 acres of public land in the upper Gunnison River basin in
southwest Colorado. Collaborating with a number of public and private partners, the
management and staff of the Gunnison Field Office guide the protection, management, and
sustainable use of a wide variety of public resources. Ecosystems within the GFO range from
dry sagebrush steppes at 7,000 ft.; to forests of aspen, ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, lodgepole
pine, Engelmann spruce, and subalpine fir; to alpine tundra meadows that reach to over 14,000