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Address: Gunnison, CO
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2014
Doreen L
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Leslie, Missouri, USA
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Dodge City, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 attraction reviews
321 helpful votes 321 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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90 reviews 90 reviews
21 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
44 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
62 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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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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