Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests

Experience Your Nature!

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests is home to over 3 million acres–from plateaus to peaks. The opportunities are endless!

Find Your Adventure

Scenery and an abundance of opportunities for access draw you in and trails lead the way to the rugged canyons, vast mountains, wildlife and history of the GMUG. Over 3,000 miles of trails and routes provide access to areas of rugged beauty and solitude. The topography allows the forest to provide trails—beginner to extreme—all year. The mountains, plateau and mesa that make up the forest will always provide a scenic backdrop and a unique experience.

  • Recreation

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    The GMUG offers over 3,000 miles of trails, four scenic byways, six peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation, 10 wildernesses, over 3,600 miles of perennial streams and elevation ranges from 5,800 to 14,309 feet.

  • Find Your Way

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    From mobile friendly apps to motor vehicle use maps, help find your way with forest maps and publications for your next journey on the GMUG.

  • Plan Ahead

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    Passes and permits are needed for activities such as collecting firewood, cutting Christmas trees, commercial filming and other special events.

Features

GMUG Seeks Public Comment on Telluride Mountain Club Trail Project

Telluride Mountain Club Trail proposal area map

The Norwood Ranger District is seeking public comment on the Telluride Mountain Club trail proposal project submitted by the Telluride Mountain Club (TMtC). Over 15 miles of new trails and approximately 5 miles of trail rehabilitation for non-motorized use are being proposed by TMtC. Comments on the project proposal will be accepted February 15 - March 18, 2024. More information on the proposed action and how to comment on the project can be found by visiting the project webpage.

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GMUG Seeks Public Comment on North Valley Allotments Project

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The Gunnison Ranger District is seeking public comment on a proposal to continue authorizing cattle grazing on six allotments located in the Crested Butte and Almont areas of Colorado. This proposal aims to meet the requirements of the Rescission Act of 1995. The proposed grazing allotments include Butte North, Meridian, Spring Creek, Silver Springs, Lost Canyon and Snodgrass. All allotments, except Snodgrass, have active grazing permits. Comments on the project proposal will be accepted February 15 - March 18, 2024. More information on the proposed action and how to comment on the project can be found by visiting the project webpage.

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