A series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching.
Special Collections. This is the essential guide to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, together with adjoining Curecanti National Recreation Area and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. Camping, wildlife viewing, hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, fly-fishing-the recreational opportunities around Black Canyon are unsurpassed. Walk the nature trails along the breath- taking rim, experience the heart-pounding whitewater of the inner-canyon or scale the world-famous Painted Wall. No matter whether for families or the extreme outdoor expert, you'll find everything here for you to enjoy your adventures in this unique 130,000-acre area.
Special Collections.Map of lakes, rivers, creeks, trails and trailheads, entrance portals, roads and highways, campgrounds and picnic areas, launching ramps, information stations, a dam, ranger stations, national monument, first aid and telephones, trailer sanitary stations, and recreation area limits.