This town is the cultural center of the Gunnison Basin and provides a central base from which to look for Gunnison Sage-grouse in spring and flocks of rosy-finches and other winter wandering birds at feeders in the colder months. Sometimes Lewis’s Woodpeckers can be found in late spring and summer in the cemetery or in the city park. Look for American Dippers along the river in town, especially in winter.
Habitat: Urban/Suburban, Park/Cemetery, Stream
Directions: Gunnison is along US 50 at its junction with CO 135, about five hours southwest of Denver.
Delorme: 58 D2
Roads of Colorado: 100 C3
Dates of Access: Open all year
Restrictions: Please respect private property.
Parking: Roadside/paved parking lots
Lodging: Hotels in Gunnison
Handicapped Access: Many areas are accessible by paved sidewalk, including parks, cemeteries, and the Western State College campus.