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Dillon Pinnacles

Gunnison, CO
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Gunnison
Type: Geologic Formations
Activities: Hiking
Traveler Description: When heading west on hwy 50, you will want to not stop at the first bridge but just before the second bridge you come to. It is there that you will... more »
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Leslie, Missouri, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
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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Arvada, CO
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21 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

This was a perfect shorter hike with just enough terrain to get your heart rate up but not too much to take the whole day. This was less than two hours round trip with really pretty views and not a lot of other hikers. We would do this again.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Good view of Blue Mesa Reservoir, attractive vegetation, easy but uphill walking. Right off the highway.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This hike was about 4 miles, easily accessable, and with great views of the pinnacles and reservoir. The trail has some elevation gain but nothing overly strenuous. A nice hike if you have 90 minutes to spare.

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Gunnison, Colorado
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

I've taken many photographs of the Dillon Pinnacles which change according to the clouds & sunlight. Never pass by without seeing tourists doing the same. Pull out is large enough to handle several cars. Don't pass this by!

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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320 helpful votes 320 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

For folks driving along U.S. 50 in Colorado, these formations (remnants of a big volcanic mud flow), on the north side of Blue Mesa Reservoir just west of a bridge, are worth a glance through the car window, and are even more interesting up close. It's worth a stop at the rest area on the north side of the bridge... More

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