Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area

JMorgan Wilderness Areas

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Just 16 miles north of Gunnison is the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area. This Wilderness Area gets it’s name from an exposed ridge of Paleozoic carbonates containing epeiric sea fossils.

Established:  1993

Acres:  31,534

Elevation Range:  9,000 to 13,254 feet


Henry Mountain- 13, 261 feet


Gunnison, Crested Butte

Hunting Areas:  55


Camp: GMUG National Forest, Gunnison RD

Basecamp Gunnison