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Gunnison Colorado Camping Sites

Like neighboring Montrose, Gunnison is not quite what most people expect, but it has something for everyone. Sandwiched between the harsh red cliffs at Curecanti and the fantastic mountain peaks surrounding Crested Butte, the town itself it almost anticlimactic. It seems to exist simply as a place to stop for gas and groceries or maybe a quick bite of pizza. But go beyond the edges of town for a taste of what Colorado is all about. To the west lies the Curecanti National Recreation Area, which draws water-sports enthusiasts like a magnet. Surrounded by rugged, barren cliffs, the blue waters of the Gunnison River form reservoirs that are the heart of the recreation area. To the north are three rivers for which the area is famous: the East, the Gunnison, and the Taylor. Fly fishing is excellent here, as are such river sports as rafting and kayaking. Farther north is the town of Crested Butte and the resort community of Mount Crested Butte. Once a step away from being a ghost town, Crested Butte is now a lively collection of sidewalk cafes, antique shops, and clothing stores. A ski resort perches near the top of the mountain with its own entourage of shops and villas. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Curecanti National Recreation Area Dry Gulch, Elk Creek, Gateview, Lake Fork, Ponderosa, Red Creek, Stevens Creek, Almont, Buffalo Pass, Cement Creek, Dinner Station, Dorchester, Erickson Springs, Gold Creek, Lake Irwin, Lost Lake, Mirror Lake, Pitkin, Quartz, Soap Creek, Taylor Canyon Area Cold Spring, Lodgepole / Gunnison, Lottis Creek, North Bank, One Mile, Rosy Lane, Spring Creek, and Lakeview / Gunnison.

Like neighboring Montrose, Gunnison is not quite what most people expect, but it has something for everyone. Sandwiched between the harsh red cliffs at Curecanti and the fantastic mountain peaks surrounding Crested Butte, the town itself it almost anticlimactic. It seems to exist simply as a place to stop for gas and groceries or maybe a quick bite of pizza. But go beyond the edges of town for a taste of what Colorado is all about. To the west lies the Curecanti National Recreation Area, which draws water-sports enthusiasts like a magnet. Surrounded by rugged, barren cliffs, the blue waters of the Gunnison River form reservoirs that are the heart of the recreation area. To the north are three rivers for which the area is famous: the East, the Gunnison, and the Taylor. Fly fishing is excellent here, as are such river sports as rafting and kayaking. Farther north is the town of Crested Butte and the resort community of Mount Crested Butte. Once a step away from being a ghost town, Crested Butte is now a lively collection of sidewalk cafes, antique shops, and clothing stores. A ski resort perches near the top of the mountain with its own entourage of shops and villas. Campgrounds included in this eTrail are: Curecanti National Recreation Area Dry Gulch, Elk Creek, Gateview, Lake Fork, Ponderosa, Red Creek, Stevens Creek, Almont, Buffalo Pass, Cement Creek, Dinner Station, Dorchester, Erickson Springs, Gold Creek, Lake Irwin, Lost Lake, Mirror Lake, Pitkin, Quartz, Soap Creek, Taylor Canyon Area Cold Spring, Lodgepole / Gunnison, Lottis Creek, North Bank, One Mile, Rosy Lane, Spring Creek, and Lakeview / Gunnison.