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Colorado Game Management Unit 53 Big Game

  • ID:53
  • State:CO
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:397 square miles
  • Public Lands:318 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:81%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:4
  • Campgrounds:1
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:2
  • National Forests:Gunnison National Forest
  • Lat-Long:38.807014, -107.420866

Unit 53 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in Colorado and covers 397 square miles. Public lands comprise 318 square miles (81%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Paonia, Crawford, and Bowie. There are 2 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Gunnison National Forest, Raggeds Wilderness, West Elk Wilderness. Additionally, 4 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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