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Colorado Game Management Unit 56 Big Game

  • ID:56
  • State:CO
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:242 square miles
  • Public Lands:175 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:73%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:21
  • Campgrounds:3
  • Fishing Access Sites:2
  • Trailheads:0
  • National Forests:Gunnison National Forest, San Isabel National Forest
  • Lat-Long:38.629387, -106.206403

Unit 56 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in Colorado and covers 242 square miles. Public lands comprise 175 square miles (73%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Salida, Poncha Springs, and St Elmo. This area contains 3 campgrounds, and 2 public fishing access sites. This unit is a gateway to these forested and wilderness areas: Gunnison National Forest, San Isabel National Forest Browns Canyon Wilderness Study Area. Additionally, 21 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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