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Address: Gunnison, CO
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Two-mile hiking trail takes visitors through dry mesa to the pinnacles,...

Two-mile hiking trail takes visitors through dry mesa to the pinnacles, towering volcanic formations that dominate the Curecanti National Recreation Area's landscape.

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Nice day hike

This is a good stop to get out and stretch your legs, breaking up a long drive. The hike is not too long - 4 miles RT- with minimal elevation gain -500 feet. The initial part of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Superior, Colorado
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Superior, Colorado
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good stop to get out and stretch your legs, breaking up a long drive. The hike is not too long - 4 miles RT- with minimal elevation gain -500 feet. The initial part of the hike takes you through sagebrush alongside the reservoir before heading up. At this point there will some minimal shade, depending on the... More 

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Gunnison, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Not far from Gunnison. This moderate hike has great views of Blue Mesa Reservoir and it is family friendly.

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Antonito, Colorado
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

If you have a good imagination you can see some praying hands in the rock face. I was more happy to stop and walk around and take a few pictures. It's a great excuse for a selfie.

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Saguache, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

After camping at the base of the pinnacles, I caught fish and saw a Bighorn sheep come for a drink at dawn. Can't beat that!

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Thank Thomas M
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Amazing geology, went farther than the trail and explored the pinnacles. It was moderately strenuous, and about 4 miles long without the extra added trek to the pinnacles themselves which we did on our own.

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Dodge City, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It was a nice hike next to blue mesa reservoir. Low tech. We did it with a group of middle school kids. Beautiful scenery.

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Leslie, Missouri, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We've been by here several times and always have to stop. The lake this year looks healthy which adds to the beauty of the rare formation. There's a large parking area off Hwy. 50 to get pictures and read about how the pinnacle were formed.

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1 Thank Doreen L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

One of my favorite hikes in the Gunnison area, because it is so easy to get to, with paved parking, dogs are welcome (mountain lion territory so keep them on a lease just in case), and I love the wide open expansive views. Hikes that take you through the forests are great too, but this is one of the few... More 

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Overland Park, Ks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What's not to like? There were nice picnic facilities and restrooms at the trailhead. The trail (which begins at the end of the boat ramp) and starts out with a gentle grade along the lakeshore. It continues a steady climb and eventually becomes challenging for those who are not acclimated. Views of the lake and wildflowers make the climb worthwhile... More 

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Adirondack, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

It is only a +-4 mile round trip hike to interesting rock formations. The trailhead is easily accessible and because of that there is a constant highway noise for at least 1 mile of the trail. Maybe it was wind blowing from the directions of the highway but it was noisy trail. Once farther away it became very pleasant hike.... More 

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