Stay for longer and save!!
There is so much to do around Gunnison.
Stay for a week and you only pay for 6 days!
Stay for 2 weeks and you only pay for 11 days!
Stay for 3 weeks and you only pay for 13.5 days!
Stay for a month and you only pay for 15 days!
We also have great seasonal rates please check out our rates page at http://www.mesarvresort.us/rates
This is just suggested itinerary for your visit to Gunnison. There are a variety of ways to put them together, and by no means are theses the only possibilities. There is so much to do when you visit, we decided to put together something to help you plan your stay. Please check with office personnel for availability and more detailed direction for the following:
Day 1 (Crested Butte)
Breakfast at the "W café"
Enjoy unique shopping in the mountain town of Crested Butte
Lunch at one of the many fine eateries in downtown C.B.
Ride the lift at Mount Crested Butte for incredible mountain views
Take a casual walk around Peanut Lake in C.B.
Dinner at the Palisades in Gunny, libations if desired
Take in a show at the Gunnison Arts Center
bowling at the Coachlight lounge
Day 2 (Lake City)
Breakfast at "W Café"
Trip to Lake City for shopping and sightseeing
Lunch at Poker Alice's in Lake City, or another of their great restaurants
Visit the Alfred Packer Massacre Site
Visit Lake San Cristobel, Colorado's largest natural lake
Dinner at the Gunnisack, Gunnison's Cowboy Bistro, libations if desired
Take a relaxing stroll down Neversink, a 2 minute drive from our park
Day 3 (Cumberland Pass, 4WD recommended, but not required)
Breakfast Buffet Style at Taylor Park
View Taylor Reservoir
Lunch at Tin Cup via Cumberland Pass
Off to Pitkin for possible bear sightings
Down through Ohio City, Parlin, and back to Gunny
Shop Main Street Gunny for unique gifts and souvenirs
Dinner at Mario's
Week Long Stay
Day 1,2, & 3 as above, then:
Day 4 (Curecanti/Morrow Point)
Breakfast at your rig
To Pine Creek at Curecanti for boat tour
Boat Tour of Morrow Point at the edge of the Black Canyon
(Pack a lunch) tours run 2 times daily except Tuesdays
Explore Curecanti National Recreation area, various hiking trails, fishing
Dinner at Double Dragon
Day 5 (Golfing/Rafting)
Breakfast at "W Café" (Sunday Brunch at Gunnisack if on Sunday)
Raft trip down Taylor River or Gunnison River, various skill level available
Golf Dos Rios 1 1/2 miles East of Mesa R.V. Resort, or Crested Butte Country Club
Dinner at Josef's, libations if desired
Day 6 (Scenic Drive)
Breakfast in Crested Butte
Kebler Pass via Ohio Creek, beautiful drive, wildflowers
Sack lunch somewhere on the pass
Visit the cemetery at the top dating back to mid 1800's
Dinner at the Trough, libations if desired
Day 7 (Scenic Black Canyon)
Breakfast at your rig
Drive the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and explore it's unlimited hiking
and sightseeing possibilities.(There is a great book available in the office that covers the canyon)
Dinner at Pie Zan's
Other recommendations for day trips and if you'd like to extend your visit(highly recommended)
Drive over Slumgullion Pass to Creede for some of the prettiest wildflower views
Horseback ride to the Castles in Ohio Creek Valley
Visit Hartman Rocks Recreation Area via foot, horse, or mountain bike
Drive to Marble Quarry(white marble that made the Lincoln Memorial), and see Emerald Lake, Jeep tour to Crystal Mill
• 4WD the Alpine Loop and visit Las Animas Forks, a ghost town known as the best preserved in the west
and, of course, FISH, FISH, FISH!!!!!
A road trip across the Continental Divide
Welcome to Colorado, the highest altitude state in the USA, a land of adventure with 300 days of annual sunshine and great vacation values. A road trip from Denver to Durango will take you through some of the most stunning places in Colorado.
Take Hwy 285 out of Denver and head towards Fairplay. This highway runs along the back of the front range and is a spectacular and scenic route anytime of the year. Salida offers a good first stop. By now you are 134 miles from Denver. Salida offers a number of interesting activities. You could bike or walk around the historical town, visit the museum and enjoy a meal in one of the quaint restaurants such as Fiesta Mexicana.
From there, head west towards Montrose on Highway 50. 65 miles from Salida you will find yourself in Gunnison. Gunnison, often described as a small, quaint, genuine and laid back town is surrounded by forests, rivers, lakes and the Rocky Mountains. It offers exciting summer and winter activities such a skiing, camping, fishing, hiking and hunting. The Taylor River flowing into the Gunnison provides an opportunity for thrilling adventures such as white water rafting, and exceptional fly-fishing. Historically rich, Gunnison offers a wonderful array of cultural events. Every July, Gunnison hosts Colorado's oldest rodeo, Cattleman's Days. Spending a few days in Gunnison is a must in order to make the most of the many recreational and tourist facilities offered.
Blue Mesa lake of course is a must on the list of places to experience around Gunnison. Home to brown and rainbow trout and salmon, it is a fishing paradise. As Colorado's largest body of water, 20 miles long with 96 miles of shoreline it is teaming with Lake Trout and Kokanee Salmon. Created by the contruction of Blue Mesa Dam in 1965, the lake is the largest of three on the Gunnison River within the Curecanti National Recreation Area.
Curecanti National Recreational Area offers panoramic mesas, fjord like reservoirs, deep narrow canyons and unparalleled scenery. Morrow Point and Crystal reservoirs and the Black Canyon of Gunnison provide the perfect environment for extreme sport lovers.
When you are in Gunnison you are only 28 miles from Crested Butte. Surrounded by sheer mountain beauty, Crested Butte is a place to absorb nature's splendor and like Gunnison it offers numerous restaurants, the most historically famous being Slogar Saloon.
Once you have explored the many historical towns such Pitkin and Tin Cup around Gunnison and have feasted your eyes on the scenery of the area it is time to head towards Durango. More exciting places await you along the way so give yourself time to enjoy Auray and Silverton. Durango, 172 miles from Gunnison is the kind of town you dream of with endless ways to relax, friendly people and awe-inspiring scenery.
Durango can also be reached via Lake City over some of the best 4x4 tracks any where in the world.
Over 400 miles of 4x4 trails are within easy access from Gunnison taking you off in any direction through 1.6 million acres of public lands