Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forests

Address:2250 US Hwy 50
Delta, CO 81416

Phone:970-874-6600
Fax:970-874-6698
Web: www.fs.fed.us/r2/gmug
Size: 3,161,912 acres.
Location:West-central Colorado. Accessible by US 6, 50, and 550. Nearby cities/towns include Delta and Grand Junction.
Facilities:Visitor centers, 59 campgrounds, dispersed camping, picnic sites, trails (100s of miles), observatory, interpretive exhibits, scenic drives, boat ramps.
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking, downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, rafting.
Special Features:Forest encompasses Grand Mesa, world's largest flat top mountain. Lands End Observatory, built in 1935 by Project Works Administration, overlooking the Grand and Gunnison River valleys with views of LaSal Mountains in Utah and the San Juan Mountains of Colorado; Slugmullion Earth Slide, a continually-moving natural earth flow which began over 700 years ago and created a dam across the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River to form Lake San Cristobal; Dry Mesa Dinosaur Quarry, located on the rim of a deep canyon.

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