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“If you are going to see both rims of Black Canyon National Park, take this scenic route!”

Curecanti National Recreation Area
Ranked #4 of 42 things to do in Gunnison
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 5 September 2011

We spent 2 days visiting the Black Canyon National Park. In order to see both rims, you can drive north through Delta or South and see the Curecanti National Recreation Area. We drove both routes and really enjoyed the route through Curecanti. The route is 30 minutes longer, but allow more time for photos and scenic views. In addition, if you have the opportunity to drive an additional 16 miles one-way from the south rim towards Gunnison, continue east on 50 past 92. On this route next to the reservoir, you will drive past a great view of the pinnacles and see the entire body of water.

Since we wanted full days for hiking at the canyon, we stayed one night in Gunnison and one night in Montrose. There are also hikes in Curecanti, but we did not leave enough time to explore because we did not know about the park previously.

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Reviewed 28 July 2011

we took Morrow Point Boat tour , the tour was 1.5 hours and we enjoy every minute of it ! beautiful view on the Canyon from the river ....and not too expensive (16$ per person)

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Reviewed 13 July 2004

6/19- Went on a hike. There were what appeared to be bear prints near the water. My daughter was terrified and didn't want to continue hiking. My 11 year old son enjoyed playing with the rocks near the water. We drove through some other parts of this. I think this place is better for people who have boats. There is a boat trip that I would have tried if we weren't on our way to a raft trip.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017
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