- Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison
- 4 mile roundtrip
- 2 to 3 hours
- Elevation Change:
- 900 feet
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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.
Map + 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.