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Curecanti National Recreation Area



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    41362.41 acres

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Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching.

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Curecanti National Recreation Area is open 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Seasonal Road Closures: East Portal Road is closed in winter. The road typically closes mid-November and reopens mid-April.

Fees & Passes

There is no entrance fee for Curecanti. Visitors traveling to East Portal through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park entrance must pay $20.00 per vehicle. It covers all persons in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle and is valid for seven calendar days.