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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 13:31, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 01:07
Two thousand feet deep, forty-eight miles long, and two million years old, western Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison is one of the most stunning geologic features in the American West. The fourteen miles along the Gunnison River have been protected as a national park since 1999, drawing more...

Bureau of Reclamation in Colorado

Added by yongli on 05/12/2016 - 16:53, last changed on 09/04/2017 - 01:07
The United States Reclamation Service, later renamed the Bureau of Reclamation, was created in 1902 to advance settlement of the West through construction of large dams, reservoirs, canals, and other projects. Since then, the service has played an important role in the development of Colorado’s...

Delta County

Added by yongli on 03/04/2016 - 10:21, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 01:07

Delta County

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Delta County covers 1,149 square miles of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre River valleys in west central Colorado, including the southern part of Grand Mesa and the northern part of the Uncompahgre Plateau. The county is bordered to the north and west by Mesa County , to the east by Gunnison County ,...

Fort Uncompahgre

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:13, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 20:40
Fort Uncompahgre was constructed in 1828 by Antoine Robidoux , a trader based out of Mexican Santa Fé. The trading post was situated about two miles down from the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers near the present-day community of Delta in western Colorado. The precise location of...

Grand Junction

Added by yongli on 01/24/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 09/06/2017 - 01:07
With a population of nearly 60,000, Grand Junction is the largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope . The city takes its name from its location at the junction of the Gunnison and Colorado (formerly the Grand) Rivers, in the heart of the Grand Valley . Grand Junction lies near some of the state’s...

Gunnison County

Added by yongli on 02/23/2016 - 16:22, last changed on 09/06/2017 - 01:07
Gunnison County, named for the American explorer John W. Gunnison , is a large, mountainous county in west-central Colorado. A sparsely populated county of 3,260 square miles, it includes some 1.5 million acres of national forest and wilderness lands, including the Gunnison National Forest ,...

Gunnison River

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 15:25, last changed on 09/06/2017 - 01:07
The Gunnison River is a major tributary of the Colorado River , contributing about one-third of the Colorado’s flow at the Colorado-Utah state line. The basin drained by the Gunnison stretches from alpine meadows and forests along the Continental Divide to the arid canyon country around Grand...
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