Curecanti National Recreation Area

Scenic Driving
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Curecanti National Recreation Area
Curecanti National Recreation Area (National Park Service)

Highway 92 skirts the Black Canyon's north rim for spectacular views. The Pioneer Point overlook offers two views into this deep canyon and a chance to learn of its history.

The East Portal Road makes its way to the river from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The road is extremely steep (15 percent grades) with hairpin curves. Vehicles with an overall length (including trailer) greater than 22 feet are prohibited on the East Portal Road. Trailers may be unhitched and left at a parking area at the campground entrance. Another access, located at Cimarron (18 miles east via Highway 50), provides an alternate drive to the Gunnison River.

Alternative Activities: Plan drives on Colorado Scenic Byways or relax in one of the state's famous Hot Springs.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 6 Jan 2011
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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