Elevations range from 4,500 feet along the Dolores River to 8,600 feet near the Utah line.
Bounded on N and E by Dolores River; on S by County Highway 90; on W by Utah.
The GMU is primarily BLM land.
18% Private, 82% Public, 18% USFS, 64% BLM, 13% Wilderness
Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.
Elevations range from 4,500 feet along the Dolores River to 8,600 feet near the Utah line
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Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.
Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used.
Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters.
If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.
The Uncompahgre Plateau is a broad structural uplift within the Colorado Plateau physiographic province. The
Uncompahgre Plateau consists of a relatively flat 9,000 - 9,800 foot summit that runs northwest from Ridgway to
the Unaweep Canyon.
This 750 square mile unit consists of a relatively flat summit leading to sloping mesas bisected by deep, rugged canyons. The highest elevation range is approximately 9,800ft.
With altitudes from about 5,000 feet to more than 12,000 feet, the vegetation ranges from desert shrubs and piñon/juniper to alpine tundra. Weather can change quickly so be prepared for all conditions.