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Powderhorn Wilderness
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Powderhorn Wilderness, Colorado
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Description: 61,510 acres. From the sagebrush meadows of the Gunnison basin, this wilderness rises above 12,000 feet to the heights of Calf Creek and Cannibal Plateaus, where you can enjoy views of the San Juan mountains to the south and the West Elk range to the north. Cannibal Plateau is named to commemorate the ill-fated Alferd Packer expedition, when Packer ate his five companions to survive while lost in these cold and remote mountains.

Location: Trailhead access south of CO 149, east of Powderhorn, and from County Road 5, south of Powderhorn.

Address: Gunnison Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
650 South 11th St
Gunnison, CO  81230
Phone: 970-642-4940

Season: year round

Fee: no

Reservations: no
Activities
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 Biking  Fishing  Picnicking
 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports
 Climbing    

Services and Facilities
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 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: No motorized or mechanized vehicles permitted in a wilderness area.
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