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Curecanti National Recreation Area, Gunnison

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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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  • This was such a memorable experience for us, I would highly recommend it to all in the area. Ranger-led expeditions are always so enjoyable and full of information. You start down the Pine Creek Trail...  more »
  • We were there to take the boat to go with a store in the Black Canyon of Gunisson; the Pine Creek Trail is very nice; and the boat ride also, store it was very friendly
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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!  more »
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  • Incredible hike through the scenic canyon lands of southwest Colorado. I most loved the passage through so many different ecosystems on the way down to a breathtaking view of canyon walls and river confluences. We relaxed for an hour and then hiked back up appreciating all of the spectacular scenery, flora, and fauna so different from any of the surrounding environment. I highly recommend this hike!
  • Amazing views, super clean vault toilets! The road took you along incredible scenery. Great overlooks! The National Park Service is simply the best and protecting, preserving and providing us with national treasures!
  • The waters a little to cold to really swim in but it's a nice location and very close to the black canyon.
  • This is a great little cozy marina. Marina shop has the basics, party boat and sup rentals as well. Grab a party barge for $259 a day, head out on the water and enjoy the beauty of Curecanti national park from the water. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat at Pappy's restaurant right there at the marina.
  • Beautiful. Wish I had more time to spend there.