Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison

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National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching.
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  • Through the National Recreation Area route 50 runs pretty much the whole length of the Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest water body in the state of Colorado. Along the way there are plenty of spots...  more »
  • So, we were on our way to Canon City, when we were stopped right by an overlook of Dillon Pinnacles by a car accident that had several police, fire engines & ambulances stopping traffic for an hour...  more »
  • We stayed in one of the Primitive camp sites next to the water and it was great! The camp hosts were really nice, we talked several times about different things. Spent one day kayaking and fishing. Drove down to one of the dams and realized the water is 100+ feet in a lot of areas of the lakes. Can't wait to go back again!
  • Stayed at Elk Creek campground from Sunday before Labor Day until Friday. Once the Labor Day crowd headed home. We had no neighbors for 5 days.😁😁😁 flushed toilets, no electric or water hookups. We visited Black Canyon South Rim, East Portal, North Rim every day we were there. GREAT time hiking, picnicking and taking tons of pics.
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