Gunnison is located at the
bottom of several valleys. Due to its location in the Rocky
Mountains, cold air in all the valleys settles into Gunnison at
night, making it one of the coldest places in the United States.
The area holds bragging
rights to what many consider to be the countrys best
fly-fishing and big game hunting. This western-style town is an
authentic Colorado ski vacation place in the winter and the
summertime offers amazing fishing, hunting, hiking, and camping.
Bird watchers will enjoy sighting an American Bald Eagle or Red
Tailed Hawk, while botanists will delight at the bloom of summer
wildflowers throughout the local mountains.
Gunnison's western welcome
makes visitors feel at home. The city, which feels like a
cattleman's town, is the kind of place where you don't feel like a
tourist as much as somebody visiting the folks.
Gunnison is home to
Colorados oldest rodeo, the 105th, Cattlemans Days.
Gunnison National Forest,
Black Canyon National Park, West Elk Wilderness Area, Curecanti
National Recreation Area, Blue Mesa Reservoir, Hartman Rocks, and
the Gunnison River are some of the local area attractions. The
Blue Mesa Reservoir, Colorado's largest man-made lake, in the
summer is full of canoes, sailboats, pontoon and motor boats, and
people water-skiing, fishing, even parasailing in the refreshing