Welcome to the GMUG National Forest!

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We're hiring! The U.S. Forest Service is hiring nearly 900 temporary positions across national forests and grasslands. Temporary positions are available in exicting and rewarding occupations such as fire, trails, forestry, engineering, wildlife, fisheries, recreation, archeology and administrative support. Apply January 4-11, 2017 for wildland fire positions and other early season temporary positions. Apply February 1-7, 2017 for recreation, fisheries, forestry, engineering and other positions. Find out more.....


The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests are a combination of separate National Forests located on the western slope of the Colorado Rockies. These three combined Forests cover 3,161,900 acres of public land in the central and southern Rocky Mountains, an area that lies south of the Colorado River and west of the Continental Divide with some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rockies.

 The Forests vary in elevation from 5,800 feet above sea level in Roubideau Creek Canyon to 14,309 feet on Uncompahgre Peak.

The Forests include spectacular features like the 355 foot high Bridal Veil falls; the Grand Mesa with over 300 lakes, one of the world's largest flat top mountains; and the Alpine Tunnel, once the highest railroad tunnel in North America.

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