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Colorado Game Management Unit 55 Big Game

  • ID:55
  • State:CO
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:887 square miles
  • Public Lands:839 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:95%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:10
  • Campgrounds:13
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:3
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:64 acres
  • National Forests:Gunnison National Forest, San Isabel National Forest, White River National Forest
  • Lat-Long:38.802308, -106.713716

Unit 55 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in Colorado and covers 887 square miles. Public lands comprise 839 square miles (95%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Gunnison, Crested Butte, and Mount Crested Butt. Wildfires have burned nearly 64 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 3 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Gunnison National Forest, San Isabel National Forest, White River National Forest, Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Fossil Ridge Wilderness, Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Raggeds Wilderness. Additionally, 10 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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