Year - 2008
Scale - 1" to the Mile
Topo Lines - No
The Uncompahgre Plateau, located in western Colorado, was
established as part of the Uncompahgre Forest Reserve by
President Theodore Roosevelt's proclamation of June 14, 1905.
"Uncompahgre" is a Ute work describing "Rocks that make Water
Red." The Plateau itself is a long, narrow geologic uplift
formation bordered on the east by the wide valleys of the Gunnison
and Uncompahgre rivers and on the west by the narrow gorges
of the Dolores and San Miguel rivers. Starting from an elevation
of about 4600 feet, it rises to just under 10,000 feet.