Name Gunnison Hive
Planet Earth
Ruler Gunnison Predalien
Previous Rulers None
Notable Members Gunnison Predalien

The Gunnison Hive was a Xenomorph Hive featured in AVP's sequel, AVP:R. It was the main breeding ground for the Xenomorph infestation that took place in Gunnison, Colorado in 2004.


A Hive was established in October 2004 inside Gunnison, Colorado's sewers, followed by a larger one in the county's hospital by a Predalien and Xenomorphs birthed from the city's inhabitants. The Hive, lead by the Predalien (a young Queen) consisted of many Warriors.

Sewer hive (1)

The Sewer Hive is where the Predalien made its initial nest. It had three cocooned victims and was occupied by at least eight Xenomorphs, six of which hatched from within the hive. The hive was discovered by Wolf during his investigation and attempt to eradicate the Xenomorph threat. After discovering the hive, Wolf disintegrates the bodies and Hive webbing. Due to a misfire, Wolf unwittingly allowed the Predalien and Xenomorph warriors to escape into town.

The next nest was established in a Hospital and was the largest of the two hives, made up largely of the hospital staff and patients. Wolf, and later Dallas Howard's team of survivors, both fight the Xenomorphs there, encountering the Predalien and taking the battle to the rooftops.

The Hives were eventually destroyed when a nuke was dropped on the city in an effort to stop the Xenomorph infestation from spreading. It is assumed that all of the Xenomorphs inhabiting them were incinerated in the process.