Basic Information

San Juan Mountain range view from the Crystal Trail
From Curecanti's Crystal Trail there is an amazing view of the San Juan Mountain Range.

NPS image by Matt Johnson

Located on the Western slope of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Curecanti includes three reservoirs in the Upper Gunnison River Basin (Blue Mesa, Morrow Point, and Crystal). There are opportunities for hiking, boating, kayaking, camping, fishing, paddle-boarding, windsurfing, wildlife watching, and many other recreational activities.

Curecanti contains varied habitats including riparian areas, steep canyons, sagebrush hillsides, and forests of ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, Colorado narrow-leaf cottonwood, and aspen. It is mostly high desert country with intriguing and colorful sedimentary and volcanic rock layers. Summers are pleasant with temperatures typically in the 70s to 80s. Winters temperatures frequently dip below zero.

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Last updated: March 8, 2023

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Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230


970 641-2337 x205

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