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.

  • Forest Service Careers - Real Jobs. Real Impact.

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    NOW HIRING Our interactive map allows you to find current and upcoming career opportunities. You can filter by location, pay, and position type. You can also view a list on our USAJobs Dashboard.