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Overview

Gunnison is a mountain town in the state of Colorado.

Located in Southwestern Colorado, Gunnison is far from Denver and off the beaten path... unlike many of Colorado’s ski areas located along interstates or major population areas. Gunnison is a bedroom community located about a half hour drive from the Crested Butte Ski Resort.

The valley contains the Victorian towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte.

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Best Time To Go

Mar-Oct

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Fun Facts

  1. Gunnison was named in honor of John W. Gunnison, a United States Army officer who surveyed for the transcontinental railroad in 1853.
  2. Gunnison residents isolated themselves from the surrounding area during the Spanish Influenza epidemic for two months at the end of 1918. All highways were barricaded near the county lines.
  3. Gunnison County is the setting of the science fiction film Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem.

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