Welcome to the GMUG National Forest!

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Happy Holidays from the employees of the GMUG National Forest. We invite you to explore our forest this winter. Consider trying a new winter activity- like snowshoeing, downhill or cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, or sledding! Learn more about winter recreation on the GMUG.  There are specific areas on each of our three national forests open for non-motorized and motorized winter travel. Please reference our winter recreation maps and know before you go.


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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.