Gunnison Gorge NCA (GGNCA) is turning 20 on October 21st! To celebrate, the BLM and CCA are hosting a series of events within the NCA throughout September and October. There’s an event for everyone to enjoy and learn more about what makes the Gunnison Gorge so special!
Check out the complete list of events below.
Gunnison River Fishery Exploration
September 25th; 10 AM - 12 PM
Learn from CPW and BLM fishery biologists about their fish conservation work on the Gunnison River. Non-lethal electroshocking will allow folks to get up close with the different fish species in the river!
Art on your Public Land
Saturday, September 28th; 2 PM - 6 PM
Join GGNCA's first Artist in Residence, Missy Rogers, on a journey to explore art through inspiring landscapes. Missy will focus on how to capture the art inherent to our public lands and guide participants through a simple art exercise.
Gunnison Sage Grouse Learning Tour
Friday, October 4th; 10 AM - 2 PM
Join BLM Wildlife Biologist, Neil Perry, to learn about ongoing Gunnison Sage Grouse habitat conservation efforts in the Gunnison Gorge NCA.
Blackridge Trail Wilderness Hike
Saturday, October 5th; 9AM - 2PM
Join BLM, Colorado Canyons Association and Western Slope Conservation Center to hike the Blackridge trail. This is a 4 mile round-trip moderately-difficult trail with some significant elevation chnage.
Ute Trail WIlderness Hike
Sunday, October 6th; 9 AM - 4 PM
Join BLM and Colorado Canyons Association staff to hike the Ute Trail. This 7 mile round-trip moderate to strenuous hike has about 1200 feet of elevation change.
Peach Valley OHV Group Rides
Saturday, October 12th; 9 AM - 12 PM
Join BLM and State OHV Rangers on a group ride around Peach Valley. There will be beginner and advanced riding options, as well as a UTV/ATV group ride option.
Eagle Rock Shelter Learning Tour
Sunday, October 27th; 10 AM - 12 PM
Join BLM archaeologist and Colorado Canyons Association’s Education Director to learn more about the history and cultural importance of Eagle Rock Shelter.
Please contact Robin Lewis at 970-240-5318 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.