DescriptionIn the broad, fertile valley of the Gunnison River, Gunnison was settled in 1874; the town was founded in 1880 as a mining supply camp. Operating as a trade center for the area's ranching operations as well as home to Western State College, Gunnison serves as a gateway to the Gunnison National Forest and the Curecanti National Recreation Area.
Summer activities include fishing, horseback riding, camping, mountain biking, kayaking, rafting and boating. Winter offers hockey, snowmobiling, skating, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The Gunnison Arts Center, 102 S. Main St., features cultural events such as music productions, art exhibits and classes, and theatrical performances; (970) 641-4029.
Visitor InfoGunnison Country Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center 500 E. Tomichi Ave. GUNNISON, CO 81230. Phone:(970)641-1501 or (800)274-7580
Things to SeeGunnison Pioneer Museum