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Curecanti National Recreation Area

Gunnison, CO
+1 970-641-2337
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So beautiful

This is a gorgeous national park with a lot to see. My sons did the junior ranger program, we drove... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah S
Denver, Colorado, United States
Kayak on the Curecanti

Lots of beautiful calm water for kayaking and camping. Many unique and hidden places to get away... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Gunnison, Colorado
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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.
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  • Average6%
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+1 970-641-2337
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 December 2017

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

Thank nkathryn
Reviewed 12 December 2017

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

Thank CindyDiamond
Reviewed 10 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
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

Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 5 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 28 September 2017

we love the area. It is so full of nature. we traveled a lot and didn't get to see a lot by walking but I would love to come and do that.

Thank rw1492
Reviewed 26 September 2017

So I've been here 3 times now sailing out of the marina. And now...I'm looking to get my own boat. So it depends on what you're looking for. But the beaches look groovy...considering you're at over 7000 feet in CO. I want to sail and...More

Thank bogateer
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Rachel H
21 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
3 July 2015|
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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |