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Information about recreation-tourism

Published on December 2, 2008

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Recreation and Tourism in the Gunnison Community! : Recreation and Tourism in the Gunnison Community! By: Mr. Rossman Recreation! : Recreation! Recreation activities are all activities that can be enjoyed by someone in a particular area. Examples for the Gunnison Valley: Skiing, biking, hiking, fishing, hunting, boating and many many more… Can you think of any? Tourism! : Tourism! Tourism is when people come from other communities to enjoy the activities in our community. Tourist attractions in the Gunnison Community include: Blue Mesa Reservoir, Mt. Crested Butte ski area, and Taylor Park. Can you think of any more? Recreation/Tourism : Recreation/Tourism What attracts people to this community? The largest body of water in Colorado. The many National Parks and open space found in the Gunnison Community. The great amount of wildlife found in the Gunnison Community. The cooler weather in the summer and the heavy snow in the winter. Recreation/Tourism : Recreation/Tourism When did Recreation and Tourism begin in the Gunnison Community? Recreation goes all the way back to when the Ute's settled this land. Tourism started after the mining began and exploration began. What were those dates again? Recreational activities bring tourists to the Gunnison Community: : Recreational activities bring tourists to the Gunnison Community: To better understand these activities I have divided them up into two different categories. We have both Summer activities and Winter activities here in the Gunnison Community. Each are very important. They all bring money into the Gunnison Community. Recreation/Tourism is the leading money maker for the Gunnison Community. Summer Activities : Summer Activities WATER SPORTS Rafting and KayakingRafters and kayakers will find much to enjoy among the many rivers and creeks in the Gunnison River Territory. The Gunnison, Taylor and Lake Rivers provide ample excitement, but the expert adventure seeker will search out the rollercoaster run-off waters of the higher creeks and streams. Duckies, which are user-friendly, self-bailing inflatable kayaks, are also gaining popularity on area waters. Area guides offer all types of craft and all types of trips, from non-threatening float trips to rodeo-worthy whitewater adventures. The lively Taylor River froths through one of the most beautiful canyons in Colorado, lined with dense forest and cliffs (Look for bighorn sheep, deer and elk). Big waves, rocks, eddies and tricky passages spice up the ride. The Lake Fork promises adrenaline during the early summer run-off. It runs at bigger volume than the Taylor, with rollercoaster rapids and larger holes. Some guide services also run trips through the Gunnison Gorge of the Black Canyon, where both the scenery and the whitewater hit the big time. Summer Activities : Summer Activities Boating, Sailing, WindsurfingFor boaters, sailors and windsurfers, the reservoirs of the Gunnison River Territory hold special appeal. Blue Mesa (Colorado's largest man-made body of water) reaches deep into the secluded side canyons, ripe for exploration by boaters. The reservoir's three wider basins attract sailors and water skiers. Windsurfers prefer Blue Mesa's Bay of Chickens. Blue Mesa's marina rents out pontoon boats, fishing boats and sailboats. Crystal and Morrow Point reservoirs lie in the Black Canyon, just below Blue Mesa. They are accessible only by trails, so boating is limited to hand-carried craft. These reservoirs are beautiful, but releases from the dams can make them treacherous; check with the visitors' center. High in Taylor Canyon, Taylor Reservoir offers excellent boating (and camping) facilities; boat rentals are available at the dock there. Several other reservoirs in the Gunnison River Territory offer scenic alternatives for non-motorized boating. Summer Activities. : Summer Activities. Summer Activities : Summer Activities FISHINGWith three million new fish released each year from hatcheries and hundreds of miles of waterways to select from, the Gunnison River Territory is a fisherman's heaven. Four characteristics distinguish it: Quantity and diversity of water: Besides Colorado's largest man-made lake, the Gunnison River Territory boasts several other scenic reservoirs, three classic rivers, a number of streams and countless alpine lakes and beaver ponds, plus a kids' fishing lake and fish hatchery ponds for "lawn chair fishing." Escape from the crowds: The fish are everywhere, but the humans aren't. With so much publicly-accessible prime fishing, everyone can have their own private fishing spot. Diversity of fish: You might catch the extra-tasty kokanee salmon or brown, rainbow, cutthroat, brook, or mackinaw (lake) trout. Strong fly hatches: With their healthy insect hatches, the area's waters entice fly fishermen July through early November. Some Types of Fish found in the Gunnison Community. : Some Types of Fish found in the Gunnison Community. Brown Trout Kokanee Salmon More info on Summer fishing. : More info on Summer fishing. LakesThe popular Blue Mesa Reservoir boasts 96 miles of shoreline and varied fish species. In its deeper waters, fishermen have caught 30-pound mackinaw. Morrow Point and Crystal Reservoirs also offer excellent fishing. Taylor and Spring Creek Reservoirs, smaller and loaded with fish, harbor large lake trout and outrageous scenery. You can access many alpine lakes by vehicle, like Irwin, Emerald, Mirror, Lake San Cristobal and Lost Lake. For a wilder experience, hike or horseback to the breathtakingly beautiful lakes dotting the backcountry. Rivers and StreamsThe territory's largest and most popular fishing river, the Gunnison, has a stretch of Gold Medal Trout Water in the Black Canyon. The free-flowing East River is smaller, with exceptional fishing. Some folks prefer the Taylor River, flowing through its craggy canyon. A prime catch-and-release section below the Taylor Dam yields four- to ten-pound rainbows. Above the rivers, the smaller, picturesque streams are equally lucrative - if you can take your eyes off the scenery long enough to mind the fish. Summer Activities : Summer Activities Mountain BikingThe rapidly growing sport of mountain biking got its start in the Gunnison Community and remains a favorite mode of exploring. Few places come close to the exceptional mountain biking of this area. Thousands of biking roads and trails lace the territory: mellow rides through the sage country near Gunnison; historic ghost town tours; dramatic alpine roads and single-track surrounding Crested Butte. For mountain biking without the uphill sweat, bikers in Mt. Crested Butte can take the Keystone chairlift up, then ride the gentle roads and trails back down. Mountain Biking : Mountain Biking Hartmans Rocks is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Gunnison Community. Where else have we heard about the Hartman name? Summer Activities. : Summer Activities. Hiking and ClimbingThis land invites almost infinite exploration on foot. For dramatic views, hike the trails of the spell-binding Black Canyon or cruise to Curecanti's Dillon Pinnacles. Search out a remote mountain lake, waterfall or beaver pond, or climb a 14,000-foot summit and behold the world as the eagles do. Dozens of hikes range from easy family outing to thigh-pounding adventures. For rock climbers, Taylor Canyon's rocky walls provide bouldering, beginner climbs and classic, highly-technical routes. A few climbers have scaled the sheer, 2,000-foot walls of the Black Canyon. Summer Activities : Summer Activities CAMPINGWith so much public land, you choose your camping experience - high in the remote backcountry or adjoining public showers and restaurants. Curecanti has drive-in, boat-in and hike-in campgrounds; the Black Canyon has campgrounds on both rims. The Forest Sevice and Bureau of Land Management host lakeside, streamside and moutainside campgrounds throughout the Gunnison River Territory. Summer Activities : Summer Activities HUNTINGThe Gunnison Community is the second most heavily-hunted area in Colorado. Six wilderness areas lie completely or partially within the territory. These expanses of untamed country allow intrepid hunters to experience the land much as the Ute Indians did centuries ago. In 1993, hunters took 2,861 elk and 3,117 deer, some of them grand trophy animals. Seasoned hunters also seek mountain lions and black bears. Other large animals include bighorn sheep, mountain goats and some antelope. Small game hunters find blue grouse, sage grouse, quail, rabbits and many other bird and mammal species. Summer Activities! : Summer Activities! Winter Activities! : Winter Activities! DOWNHILL SKIING The Gunnison River Territory receives that light, dry powder snow that makes Colorado legendary among skiers. Colorado's best winter weather patterns hit head-on near Crested Butte; its average snowfall beats any other ski town in the state. Alpine SkiingThe best known ski area in the Gunnison River Territory, Crested Butte Moutain Resort has more than 1,150 acres with 13 lifts (2 high-speed quads) and 86 trails. Beginners and intermediates find exceptionally varied, interesting terrain. Expert skiers know Crested Butte for its phenomenal Extreme Limits, a self-contained, unruly, backcountry-style area larger than most entire ski areas back East (550 acres). Site of the U.S. Extreme Skiing Championships, this terrain was called "the best adventure skiing in Colorado" by Powder Magazine. At the other end of the Gunnison River Territory, Monarch Ski Area sits near the peak of the Continental Divide, where it catches huge snowfalls. Another option, Cranor Hill, a small slope just outside of Gunnison, costs just a few dollars a day. For ultimate powder skiing, the snowbound Irwin Lodge, only ten miles from Crested Butte, runs the largest snowcat skiing operation in North America. Telemarking and SnowboardingThe ski slopes of the Gunnison River Territory also entertain lots of telemarkers and snowboarders. Crested Butte skiers invented telemarking from old Norwegian photos and this remains a hot spot for the sport. Winter Activities! : Winter Activities! Pioneer Ski area was one of the first ski areas in Colorado and the first ski area in the Gunnison Community. Pioneer opened in 1939 with the help of local skiers and the Works Progress Administration.  Western State College offered physical education classes at the area during the week, while its ski team also taught classes there. What year did Mt.Crested Butte ski area start up? Winter Activities : Winter Activities NORDIC SKIINGAbundant snow gives the Gunnison River Territory an unusually long nordic season, often extending through May. Yet, for all the snow, the winter brings generally sunny, sparkling days ideal for cross-country excursions. Crested Butte's Nordic Center maintains 20 kilometers of groomed trails, or seasoned skiers can strike out on their own in almost any valley. The center offers lessons, rental equipment and guided day and overnight ski tours. In the heart of the winter, nordic skiers often find groomed track at Mill Creek and trails near the Western State College campus. Nordic fans also ski South Lottis Creek and other areas in Taylor Canyon. The mountains provide almost endless ski touring. Winter Activities : Winter Activities SNOWMOBILING Snowmobile guide companies cover all corners of the Gunnison Community. Snowmobilers enjoy the millions of acres of open space in the Gunnison Community. Winter Activities : Winter Activities ICE SKATING Gunnison and Crested Butte's ice skating rinks and warming houses serve as community centers for all ages, from novice skaters to hockey fanatics. Gunnison has two public skating rinks plus a hockey rink, where it hosts several hockey competitions. For a completely different experience, distance skaters glide for countless miles on Blue Mesa Reservoir. During good ice years, the Park Service maintains an ice rink near the boat ramp on Blue Mesa. Winter Activities : Winter Activities FISHINGDon't be fooled; winter can bring the best fishing in the Gunnison River Territory. Fly fishermen catch huge rainbows in the catch-and-release area below Taylor Dam, where the water is still open. Six lakes offer excellent ice fishing: Blue Mesa (rainbow and brown trout), Taylor (huge lake trout), Lake San Cristobal, Needle Creek, McDonough and Dome (rainbow, brook and cutthroats). Recreation/Tourism : Recreation/Tourism All of these are examples of important recreational activities found in the Gunnison Community. All these recreational activities bring a number of tourists to the Gunnison Community. The tourists bring money into the Gunnison Community and that is one of the most important parts of a community. A Community that does not have money coming in from somewhere else will not survive. Recreation/Tourism : Recreation/Tourism Questions we all need to answer to better understand the Gunnison Community. Does recreation/tourism exist in the Gunnison Community today? How? : Does recreation/tourism exist in the Gunnison Community today? How? What contributions has the recreation/tourism community made to the development of the whole Gunnison Community? : What contributions has the recreation/tourism community made to the development of the whole Gunnison Community? What brought the recreation/tourism community here? : What brought the recreation/tourism community here? Why do the people in the recreation/tourism community stay in this valley? : Why do the people in the recreation/tourism community stay in this valley? Resources used: : Resources used: The Gunnison Country, 1980, First Edition Vandenbusche, Duane Lee

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