Descend East Portal townsite road for glimpse at history

The Gunnison River flows over the diversion dam at the East Portal of the Gunnison Tunnel. Free tours of the East Portal townsite are being offered every weekend through September by the National Park Service.



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The Gunnison River flows over the diversion dam at the East Portal of the Gunnison Tunnel. Free tours of the East Portal townsite are being offered every weekend through September by the National Park Service.

Once you get past the drive, history comes alive at the East Portal. Most of us know the East Portal of the Gunnison River as a spot for great fishing and a bit of interesting history. Of…




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