Gunnison Gorge Wilderness

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Gunnison Gorge Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
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Map showing the location of Gunnison Gorge Wilderness
Map showing the location of Gunnison Gorge Wilderness
LocationMontrose / Delta counties, Colorado, USA
Nearest cityMontrose, CO
Coordinates37°40′00″N 107°50′00″W / 37.66667°N 107.83333°W / 37.66667; -107.83333[1]Coordinates: 37°40′00″N 107°50′00″W / 37.66667°N 107.83333°W / 37.66667; -107.83333[1]
Area17,784 acres (71.97 km2)
Governing bodyBureau of Land Management

The Gunnison Gorge Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located immediately northwest of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The 17,784-acre (71.97 km2) wilderness area established in 1999 includes 14 miles (23 km) of the Gunnison River inside the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Gunnison Gorge Wilderness". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Gunnison Gorge Wilderness". Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  3. ^ "Gunnison Gorge Wilderness". Retrieved August 10, 2012.