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.

USGA Topo Maps Link:

Crystal Creek Fairview Peak Parlin
Pitkin Matchless Mountain Taylor Park Reservoir

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 Crested Butte Link

Basecamp Gunnison Link