Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area 20th Anniversary

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.

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Gunnison River Fishery Exploration

September 25th; 10 AM - 12 PM

Learn from CPW and BLM fishery biologists about their fish surveying work on the Gunnison River. 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 the 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 on a hike down Blackridge trail. This is a 4 mile round-trip moderately-rated trail with some significant elevation drop.


Ute Trail WIlderness Hike

Sunday, October 6th; 9 AM - 4 PM

Join BLM and Colorado Canyons Association staff on a hike down Ute Trail. This 7 mile round-trip moderate to strenuous hike has about 1200 foot elevation drop.


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 rlewis@blm.gov if you have any questions.