- Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison
- 4 mile roundtrip
- 2 to 2.5 hours
- Elevation Change:
- 600 feet
Ascending through sagebrush, ponderosa pine and riparian habitats, this trail offers spectacular views of Blue Mesa Reservoir, the distant San Juan Mountain peaks, and the weirdly eroded volcanic Dillon Pinnacles. Along the trail are shady places to rest and open sunny vistas with possible glimpses of bighorn sheep. Horses permitted. Interpretative signs explain geologic history.
Benches are provided. Good shoes or boots are recommended. Carry at least 2 quarts of water per person.
Off Hwy 50, 6 miles west of Elk Creek Visitor Center at Curecanti National Recreation Area.