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Curecanti National Recreation Area

Gunnison, CO
+1 970-641-2337
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Beautiful

Very beautiful area and great place to spend the day relaxing and hiking. Been there a few times... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Mfw741
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Doth
via mobile
BEAUTIFUL!!!

I love reflection pictures and was in heaven as we drove along this NRA! The reservoir was... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
cooker72
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Victoria,TX
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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.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boat tour” (26 reviews)
“morrow point” (21 reviews)
“black canyon” (14 reviews)
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Gunnison, CO
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"boat tour"
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"morrow point"
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"black canyon"
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"great area"
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"elk creek"
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"national recreation area"
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"outdoor activities"
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"visitor center"
in 7 reviews
"the river"
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"dam area"
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"the main highway"
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"narrow gauge railroad"
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"west side"
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"rec area"
in 3 reviews
"blue mesa"
in 10 reviews
"nat'l park"
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Very beautiful area and great place to spend the day relaxing and hiking. Been there a few times and enjoyed each time

Thank Mfw741
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

I love reflection pictures and was in heaven as we drove along this NRA! The reservoir was slick....some places were frozen.... Visitor center is small....but the ranger was very nice! A beautiful drive!

Thank cooker72
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This is a gorgeous national park with a lot to see. My sons did the junior ranger program, we drove along the reservoir/dam and we took a lovely hikes among the hills and on the canyon bottom.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Lots of beautiful calm water for kayaking and camping. Many unique and hidden places to get away from the crowd.

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

Beautiful lake and scenery. Many fisherman. Great for camping and picnicking, families or solo for peace and quiet. .

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

We absolutely loved our time at Curecanti. We camped at Elk Creek Campground and were greeted by a lovely park ranger who was extremely helpful. There's tons of drift wood for crafty types, and they pile it up and make it available as fire wood...More

Thank Sarah W
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Located just outside Gunnison it is a beautiful area with many camping spots and a very large rec area....not very crowed for all that it offers

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Impressed with lakes on the drive thru this area - stopped by the dam, has a small campground. There are several recreational camping areas in the area. The color of the lakes are the most beautiful color. The salmon must have been biting as there...More

Thank M F
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

You travel along in this area, on the one side you see plenty of water in the gunnison reservoir, the blue Mesa reservoir and in the rivers and streams that flow everywhere and on the other side the hills and mountains are arid with low...More

Thank Amnon F
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We had a very informative guide on the pontoon ride down the river. Kurt got the children involved in his discussions and even the teenagers were interested in what he had to say. 234 steps down and then up again to our cars, but very...More

Thank Diana W
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Rachel H
20 September 2016|
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Response from Pat D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are only certain areas that do not allow pets, such as in the Ranger station. Dogs are allowed in the park, but I would suggest a leash and baggies for doggie business! It is an open area with rougher... More
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2 July 2015|
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