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Curecanti National Recreation Area

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Address: Gunnison, CO
Phone Number: 9706412337
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This 42,000-acre Recreation Area features three reservoirs, Blue Mesa,...

This 42,000-acre Recreation Area features three reservoirs, Blue Mesa, Morrow Point and Crystal, which are surrounded by rugged, steep-walled canyons and mesas.

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Growing up in Gunnison, the Curecanti National Recreation Area was a big part of my life. So many things to do...and so beautiful!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gunnison, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Growing up in Gunnison, the Curecanti National Recreation Area was a big part of my life. So many things to do...and so beautiful!

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Camden, Arkansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A group of 20 of us on motorcycles made the trip on CO 92 from Delta to Gunnison. BEAUTIFUL! Aspens were changing, road was scenic and challenging!

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a lovely scenic drive! Blue Mesa Reservoir is great for boating and fishing. Several campgrounds along the shore. No trees, no shade. No electric, but most have water.

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Evanston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived at closing which precluded the normal visiting but the Ranger went out of his way to recommend local restaurants and a place for coffee in the morning.

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stunning beauty with lots of options of things to do from hiking to fishing or boating OR just taking time to admire the beauty! Place to visit more than once!! But DO at least visit once!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

From a 1 mile low impact trail great for kids to a 28 mile serious work out Curecanti has it all Dillon Pinnacles was a good early morning walk Bring water and a snack

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Basically this a continuation of Black Canyon National Recreational Area but not as dramatic. The western side has many spires and rock formations similar to the Black Canyon but smaller. You will see a river or lake near the road forming a nice contrast with the hardness of the rocks. As you travel from west to east, the hills get... More 

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Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Driving through the Curecanti National Recreation Area is one of the most breath taking site in all of Colorado. Around every corner is another stunning view. I only wish we would have had time to stop and enjoy more than just the beautiful views.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This review is for the Morrow Point Boat tour, which doesn't have a separate entry. We scheduled this tour on advice from a friend who lives in Denver and has done it more than once. We were not disappointed. Your adventure starts with a climb down something like 250 steps, and then a 3/4-ish mile walk toward the boat dock,... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We rode SH 92 from its eastern end near Blue Mesa Reservoir to its western terminus in Delta. The route is beautiful, bordering the Gunnison River and canyon, with many views into the deep gorge and hairpin switchbacks. Saw mule deer, marmots, and some type of sidewinder at Hermit's Rest pullout.

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