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Date Saturday  3/13/2021
End Date
Group Western Slope
Event Title Curecanti Creek Trail
Start Time 8:30 AM
Status Approved
Leader Brenda Leach
Member Price Free
Available Participants 9
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Classification Moderate B
Trail Mileage 4
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 80 RT from Montrose


Curecanti National Recreation Area. See Curecanti National Recreation Area - Wikipedia

For more info Contact

Brenda Leach, 303-525-3660.


**NOTE that this hike is about 8 hours from Denver.

Bring your microspikes in case the trail is snowy/icy. Also, bring a clean pair of shoes in case your shoes get muddy. 

From Curecanti CreekThe Curecanti Creek trail is located in the Curecanti National Recreation Area between Gunnison and Crawford, Colorado. The trail descends about 900 feet from the Pioneer Point Overlook to the shores of the Gunnison River and backwaters of the Morrow Point Reservoir. The narrow gorge of black granite is awe inspiring to gaze into from the overlook. Hikers with the stamina and fortitude to venture into its depths get to feel part of canyon and experience it like others can only imagine. The hike begins as a leisurely stroll along the rim heading north above the canyon and Curecanti Creek. After a short distance you begin getting glimpses of the trail descending before you into the canyon. Just over 1 mile from the trailhead you come to a bridge that crosses the creek. At this point you have descended a little less than half of the hikes elevation change but covered all but about 8 tenths of a mile of the total one-way distance. For the rest of the way the trail is much more rocky and follows the creek but not always right next to it. 

See Curecanti Creek for more text and pictures.



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