On this day in 1999, BLM Colorado’s Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area and Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area were designated.
Just north of Montrose in west-central Colorado lies the Gunnison Gorge NCA, a diverse landscape ranging from adobe badlands to rugged piñon and juniper-covered slopes. At the heart of the NCA, the Gunnison Gorge Wilderness Area encompasses a spectacular black granite and red sandstone double canyon formed by the Gunnison River.
For more information visit: http://www.blm.gov/co/st/en/nca/ggnca.html
Photos: Bob Wick, Wilderness Specialist for BLM’s National Conservation Lands