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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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Awesome views across the reservoir!

When the lake is full there is a great image with the pinnacles in the background. Usually the water is too low for photographs but not today!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Conifer, Colorado
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Conifer, Colorado
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the lake is full there is a great image with the pinnacles in the background. Usually the water is too low for photographs but not today!

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Thank Steve A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this area for five years in a row now.. The who.e area is outstanding. We've never done the hike but love just stopping and getting pics - it is a beautiful spot to relax for a few minutes or take the hike.

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Thank Sharon K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Pinnacles and the Blue Mesa area are gorgeous. There's a hike you can do to Pinnacles, but if you don't have time, you can admire the Pinnacles from the other side of the river.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The Gunninson Valley is a scenic jewel with beautiful reservoirs, volcanic landforms, stunning canyons, and nearby snow-capped mountains. There's lots to do--fishing and hiking, or you can enjoy a day drive (as we did this time).

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Superior, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

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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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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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