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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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Bighorn

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Saguache, Colorado
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Saguache, Colorado
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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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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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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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Arvada, CO
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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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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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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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Address: Gunnison, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Gunnison

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