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Colorado Game Management Unit 78 Big Game

  • ID:78
  • State:CO
  • Species:Big Game
  • Area:764 square miles
  • Elevation:6,200 ft - 9,900 ft
  • Public Lands:641 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:84%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:1
  • Campgrounds:4
  • Fishing Access Sites:1
  • Trailheads:2
  • National Forests:Rio Grande National Forest, San Juan National Forest
  • Lat-Long:37.236168, -106.858776

Unit 78 regulates hunting opportunities for big game in Colorado and covers 764 square miles. Public lands comprise 641 square miles (84%) of the total land covered by this game management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Pagosa Springs, and Chimney Rock. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 6,200 feet to a high of 9,900 feet above sea level. This area contains 4 campgrounds, and 1 public fishing access sites. There are 2 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Rio Grande National Forest, San Juan National Forest, South San Juan Wilderness, Weminuche Wilderness. Additionally, 1 site is open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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