10 days in Gunnison Itinerary

10 days in Gunnison Itinerary

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The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. Escape the urban bustle at Maroon Bells and Animas Forks. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of the Mountain West and Ute Indian Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Gunnison side-trips: St. Elmo (in Nathrop), Aspen (Independence Ghost Town, Independence Pass, &more) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Buena Vista). On the 1st (Thu), enjoy a day of scenic exploration at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, see the interesting displays at Ouray Alchemist Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Bachelor Loop, and get to know the fascinating history of Ouray County Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gunnison holiday planner.

In July, daily temperatures in Gunnison can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gunnison

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aspen, Ouray, Creede, Crested Butte, Montrose
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River Rafting & Tubing
Maroon Bells ©
Maroon Bells
Independence Pass ©
Independence Pass