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Beautiful hike!

Begin at Pioneer Lookout Point and look down to the Gunnison river and across the river to the... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Fairly tough...great reward at the end.

Almost exactly four miles round trip...steep at times but not extreme. well defined trail with some... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
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Scenic hiking trail that follows a small river to Morrow Point Lake.
Gunnison, CO
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Begin at Pioneer Lookout Point and look down to the Gunnison river and across the river to the Curecanti needle. Then realize at the end of the 2 mile hike, you will be down there next to the river, looking up at the needle. Don't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank taj24
Reviewed June 27, 2018

Almost exactly four miles round trip...steep at times but not extreme. well defined trail with some easy scrambling at the end...as you descend you hike along a mountain stream and the reward at the end is a peaceful secluded mountain lake. Great hike !!!!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheScanian
Reviewed July 23, 2017

The look out offers spectacular views of the canyon in which the trail descends. To get to the look out is a short walk from the car. I loved the Curecanti Creek hike!! It is NOT for the weak, bring plenty of water, sunblock, chapstick,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Erin K
Reviewed May 3, 2017

If you go over the Black Canyon of the Gunnison Via Hwy 92, This is one of the best over looks of the Canyon. There is a hiking trail that goes down to the river, I have not hiked down but I have stopped at...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Dean M
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

The sign says allow for three hours. I made it in half that and I am no conditioned hiker. Stunning views, a very maintained trail with great bridges over the creek. Toilets at both ends. Best of all an incredibly awarding arrival lakeside at the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank TBoneStockholm
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Curecanti Creek is one of the prettiest trails in the Gunnison Valley. The trail descends 880 ft and much of that is next to the rushing water. There are multiple bridges that you cross and when you arrive at the river bed at the bottom...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Skye A
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Easy to get to two or three great overlooks here off Route 92. All ages can easily get outvy the overlooks. Dizzying views down into the canyon and the river. Spectacular!

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank spicycouple22
Reviewed November 3, 2015

This beautiful hike is the best mix of ever-changing scenery in the Curecanti National Recreation Area and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park! The trail begins at the rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, with majestic views down into the canyon....More

Date of experience: October 2015
3  Thank Curt T
Reviewed August 22, 2015

We didn't do the trail but there are lovely walks to stroll and have great canyon views. Morrow Lake is beautiful. Love this area.

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Because we were touring in mid-day heat, we did not tackle this trail, but I though readers might like to know that you can wander around Pioneer Point and hike out and back to two separate overlooks if you are not up for this amazing...More

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank JMCirlin
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