Gunnison Gorge via Ute Trail

Delta, Colorado 81416

Gunnison Gorge via Ute Trail

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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 Information

Delta
Nearby City
9
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
5.5 hours
Duration
Mid-spring through late fall. The primitive road to the trailhead is usually inaccessible from late November until April.
Season
BLM, Montrose
Local Contacts
Black Ridge (USGS)
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018