Uncompahgre Plateau

Uncompahgre Plateau

The Uncompahgre Plateau in western Colorado is a distinctive large uplift part of the Colorado Plateau rising to elevations around 10,000 feet. The plateau extends some 70 miles between the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers to the east and the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers to the west. The plateau contains many steep walled canyons, including the geologically distinct Unaweep Canyon at the north end. Columbine Pass crosses the plateau at an elevation of 9120 feet. Much of the plateau is covered by the Uncompahgre National Forest.

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