GMUG Economic Reports
If you’re one of the 2.6 million people who visit the Grand Mesa, Uncompaghre, and Gunnison National Forests each year, you know that this area of western Colorado is incomparable. A series of new economic studies, commissioned by the Outdoor Alliance, measures the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the region. Researchers found that outdoor recreation in the Grand Mesa, Uncompaghre, and Gunnison National Forests generates $392 million in annual spending on paddling, climbing, hiking, snowsports, and mountain biking — while also supporting local jobs and attracting both businesses and residents to Colorado.
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