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Curecanti Creek Trail

Basics
Location:
Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
4 mile roundtrip
Time:
2 to 3 hours
Elevation Change:
900 feet

Description

After descending from the high rim of the Upper Black Canyon of the Gunnison, the trail follows Curecanti Creek as it falls toward Morrow Point Reservoir. The Curecanti Needle, a 700 ft. granite spire, towers above at the trail's end.

Good shoes or boots are recommended. Carry at least 2 quarts of water per person. Two campsites with picnic tables, fire grates, and toilets are provided at the end of the trail.

Details

Location:
Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison
Setting:
Mountainous
Length:
4 mile roundtrip
Time:
2 to 3 hours
Elevation Change:
900
Additional Details:
Strenuous. Elevation change 900 ft. Allow 2-3 hours for round trip.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

At Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison

The trail head begins at the Pioneer Point overlook, off Highway 92, 5.7 miles from its junction with Highway 50.


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