Gunnison, CO, USA

Gunnison, CO, USA

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Gunnison is Colorado's great outdoors

The recipe for adventure couldn't be better – there’s the serrated tops of the Sawtooth Mountain, the roaring whitewater of the Gunnison River, the rock-ribbed walls of the Black Canyon, the colossal widths of Gunnison Gorge, the alpine ski fields of Crested Butte, the tabletops of the Grand Mesa – the list goes on. There are few places in America with such a line-up of adrenaline-pumping activities and breathtaking highland vistas as this. Book your Gunnison vacation rentals to break out into the vast Colorado outdoors this year…

Going wild in Gunnison

Be sure to pack the hiking gear, waterproofs, and walking boots if you intend to hit Gunnison vacation rentals in the summer. Whether it's a cabin hidden in the woods beneath Fossil Ridge, or a riverside hut with roaring rapids on the doorstep, it's likely you'll be enjoying some form of outdoors adventure. Rafting and hiking and mountain biking are uber-popular pursuits, but so are long drives on the West Elk Loop, or camping jaunts into the national forest. And in winter? Monarch Mountain and Crested Butte have powdered runs aplenty.

Wonder at the majesty of the Rockies in Gunnison

Gunnison's treasures rise and fall all around the town center. It’s hard to miss the great peaks of Mount Baldy and Fairview soaring on the horizon, and you're sure to pass the Blue Mesa Reservoir on your way into town – a summertime mecca for sailors and water skiers. But that's just a taster because the Crested Butte Mountain Resort also hides in these hills, touting speedy black runs and meandering, tree-lined blues alike. And the iconic Grand Mesa looms just to the north, complete with carved plateaus and scenic byways by the bucket load.

Gunnison's got snow plumes and sunny trails

What sort of adventure vacation awaits on the doorstep of those Gunnison vacation rentals depends entirely on what time of year you opt to visit this far-flung corner of Colorado. Heading to the peaks of the Rockies in winter can mean only one thing: Skiing. Just be sure to bed down between December and March if you're looking to conquer the pistes of Crested Butte and beyond. After that, the spring thaws give way to the main hiking and rafting season between May and August, when a whole other sort of sportster hits town.

Gunnison is a mountain town

There's no question about it: Gunnison is a mountain town. Hidden in its own small cleft in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, it's surrounded by some of America's most iconic wildernesses. There's the Curecanti National Recreation Area and the Blue Mesa Reservoir to the west, awash with sloshing whitewater rapids and boating jetties. There's the sweeping pine forests and snow-topped massifs of the Gunnison National Forest to the east. And there's the majestic Grand Mesa to the north, where black bears, lynxes, moose, and oodles more creatures tread between the trees.