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Renewal 2013

Renewal Week 2012
Gunnison, Colorado

Driving to Western State College:

ColoradoGunnison is located off of U.S. Hwy 50. To reach campus take U.S. Hwy 50to Adams St (McDonalds is on the corner), turn right after you pass the McDonalds and go north for 2 blocks passing a large parking lot on the left and then turn left on Georgia Ave. Continue going 2 blocks and turn right on Pitkin St to head into the parking lot for Mears Complex, the parking area for Renewal Week. Feel free to park in any available parking spot as you do NOT need a parking permit.

Most map searches suggest going north on Interstate 25 from New Mexico to Colorado. Continue on Interstate 25 to Pueblo exit #101, then take U.S. Hwy 50 west (through Canon City/Royal Gorge) to Gunnison (161 miles).Traveling on U.S. Hwy 50 from Pueblo to Gunnison, takes you through Monarch Pass (11,312 feet) (1 on the map above).

If you don't like switchbacks and the slower truck traffic of Monarch Pass (and don't mind driving an extra 30 miles), exit off Interstate 25 at Walsenburg (Exit #49). Take Highway 160 west toward Alamosa to Monte Vista (90 miles).

Take Hwy 285 north (38 miles) from Monte Vista to Saguache heading west on Colorado Hwy 114 to Gunnison (67 miles), also known as the Cochetopa Pass (2 on the map). With incredible views of the fascinating geology of this region, Hwy 114 goes through the Rio Grande National Forest, crosses over the Continental Divide into the Gunnison National Forest which ends at U.S. Hwy 50. Turn left on U.S. Hwy 50, west to Gunnison.

Flying into Gunnison: The Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport is about a 5 minute drive from campus. The airport provides year-round service to the area. Ground transportation, rental cars and shuttle service are also available. For more information visit the Gunnison-Crested Butte Tourism Association website. Round-trip bus service is available from Denver to Gunnison. Visit the Black Hills Stage Lines website for schedules and to purchase tickets.