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“Easy to get to and beautiful views”
Review of Dillon Pinnacles

Ranked #14 of 43 things to do in Gunnison
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Owner description: Two-mile hiking trail takes visitors through dry mesa to the pinnacles, towering volcanic formations that dominate the Curecanti National Recreation Area's landscape.
Reviewed 26 July 2014

One of my favorite hikes in the Gunnison area, because it is so easy to get to, with paved parking, dogs are welcome (mountain lion territory so keep them on a lease just in case), and I love the wide open expansive views. Hikes that take you through the forests are great too, but this is one of the few with open views the whole way. There is some elevation gain in the second half, but overall it is a pretty moderate hike and the first half is an easy trail walk. There are benches along the way as well as informational signs about the geological history, names, pictures, maps.

5  Thank blueskytravels
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Reviewed 19 June 2014

What's not to like? There were nice picnic facilities and restrooms at the trailhead. The trail (which begins at the end of the boat ramp) and starts out with a gentle grade along the lakeshore. It continues a steady climb and eventually becomes challenging for those who are not acclimated. Views of the lake and wildflowers make the climb worthwhile and you only need to hike in about a mile and a half for terrific views of the lake and the pinnacles formations. It's easy on the return. Keep in mind this is out in the open, so don't hike this in the mid day sun.

2  Thank JulieCirlin
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

It is only a +-4 mile round trip hike to interesting rock formations. The trailhead is easily accessible and because of that there is a constant highway noise for at least 1 mile of the trail. Maybe it was wind blowing from the directions of the highway but it was noisy trail. Once farther away it became very pleasant hike. It was a very short trail but I added a side trail making a round trip of 8 miles total. IMHO, the best time for hiking to Dillon Pinnacles is early in the morning for those who want to have a good light for photographing rock formations.

2  Thank Places
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

This was a perfect shorter hike with just enough terrain to get your heart rate up but not too much to take the whole day. This was less than two hours round trip with really pretty views and not a lot of other hikers. We would do this again.

3  Thank fifidudedog
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Good view of Blue Mesa Reservoir, attractive vegetation, easy but uphill walking. Right off the highway.

1  Thank piotzar
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