Just north of Montrose and east of Delta lies the Gunnison Gorge NCA, a diverse landscape ranging from adobe badlands to rugged piñon and juniper covered slopes. The 62,844 acre NCA, managed by the BLM Uncompahgre Field Office, was designated in 1999. In the heart of the NCA, the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area protects 17,784 acres, including a spectacular black granite and red sandstone double canyon formed by a 14-mile stretch of the Gunnison River. The Gorge is famous for its world class trout fishing and challenging whitewater boating. Visitors are invited to explore the NCA’s daunting depths and wild, natural landscapes by foot, horseback, kayak, raft, mountain bike, or motorized vehicle.