Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area

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Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area

A small area of riparian and dense thickets at the Gunnison River here could be good for sparrows and migrant passerines. Sightings might include: Golden and Bald Eagles, osprey, ferruginous Hawk, Great Blue Heron, river otter, and big horn sheep. There are also saltbush flats here. The concessionaire nearby runs a lodge and campground, with rafting, fishing, and cabins. Those with a high-clearance vehicle may wish to explore the south side of the river, where a myriad of roads provides more access points to the river, and sparse pinyon-juniper covered hills that could contain Gray Vireo, Chukar, Pinyon Jay, Yellow-billed Cuckoos and Juniper Titmouse.

County: Delta

Attractions: Shaded picnic tables and grills near the parking lot.

Habitat: Lowland Riparian, Pinyon-Juniper forest

Directions: From Delta, drive east on CO 92 for 14 miles to Pleasure Park Road (CR 28.10) on the right.

Delorme: 56 B2
Roads of Colorado: 106 C1

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Ownership: BLM/Private
Admission: Free

Restrictions: None

Parking: Gravel parking areas
Lodging: Campground and cabins at Pleasure Park.

Handicapped: No
Handicapped Access: Limited viewing from car

Latitude: 38.7848821
Longitude: -107.8364943

Amenities

RestroomsYes
Drinking FountainNo
Gravel TrailsNo
Paved TrailsNo
Platform/BlindNo
BoardwalkNo
ConcessionYes
Visitor CenterNo
Gift ShopNo
PrimitiveNo
Camping
Picnic
HuntingNo
FishingNo
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