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Gunnison River - Lower Gunnison

River Description:

Named for the Spanish Jesuits that first explored the area in 1777, Dominguez and Escalante Canyons are rich in history, wildlife, and scenery. The class II Gunnison River gently carves its way through Dominguez canyon creating a wilderness feeling. Cottonwood stands along the river provide nesting habitat for herons and songbirds, while deer, desert bighorn sheep, and large game can be seen along the banks. Native American rock-art, and spectacular desert flora and fauna can be found on numerous side-hikes making for a rich experience on the edge of canyon country.

River Difficulty:

Class: I-II


14 Miles

Trip Type:

Mild - Family

Fun Fact:

The Lower Gunnison has some amazing side canyon hikes with Native American rock art everywhere!

Rafting Dates:

March to October

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