- The list below includes 42 free or cheap things to do in or near Gunnison, Colorado, including 42 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Scenic Drives, Fishing and Visitor Centers.
- From Scenic River Tours to Gunnison National Forest, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Gunnison and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Crested Butte.
The westernmost state park of Colorado, Ridgway State Park consists of a reservoir which provides scenic views of Cimmaron mountain range and comprises of an extensive network of hiking trails. Visitors can also enjoy a number of outdoors activities here including fishing, camping, ice climbing and more.
Located in what was once the Animas School, the Salida Museum features two large rooms with a variety of historical artifacts and curiosities on display. The volunteer staff offers tours and answers questions about local history.