Gunnison Gorge via Ute Trail
The Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Study Area was established by the BLM in 1978 in order to preserve a 13-mile stretch of the Gunnison River below the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park while it is being considered as a possible wilderness area. The scenic canyon has also long been coveted as a possible a site for a large hydroelectric dam, but thankfully the environmental movement in the West is now sufficiently strong that the dam will probably never be built. After this hike I think you will agree, it would be a tragedy of major proportions if the Gunnison Gorge was ever dammed.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||10 ft|
|Skill Level||Well maintained, well defined trail.|
|Season||Mid-spring through late fall. The primitive road to the trailhead is usually inaccessible from late November until April.|
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