Mesa Creek Trail - Gunnison, CO
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The sheer walls and extreme narrowness of the Black Canyon are appreciated along Mesa Creek Trail as well as views from the base of the Morrow Point Dam. A footbridge over Crystal Reservoir provides access to the north shore of the reservoir, to which this trail follows.
Fishing and boating access is available at the Crystal Reservoir. There are no boat launching facilities. Small craft must hand launched. Caution: Releases from Morrow Point Dam can cause strong currents and fluctuating water levels. There is a walk in picnic area located on the north shore.


Facilities: Restrooms and drinking water are provided at Mesa Creek Trail.

Best Time To Visit: Mesa Creek Trail is open year round.

Fees: A parking fee may be charged.

Accessibility: This trail is not handicap accessible.

Rules: There are a variety of rules to consider when visiting this recreation area. Please contact the visitor center for more information.

Directions: To reach Mesa Creek Trail from Montrose, travel east on U.S. Highway 50 to Cimarron. This trail is located off Highway 50, at Cimarron. Drive one mile to the Morrow Point Dam parking area.

To reach Mesa Creek Trail from Gunnison, travel west on U.S. Highway 50 to Cimarron. This trail is located off Highway 50, at Cimarron. Drive one mile to the Morrow Point Dam parking area.

Map: Click here for a map to Mesa Creek Trail

Reservations: Unknown

 
Address
Curecanti National Recreation Area
102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, Colorado 81230
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General: (970) 641-2337 x205
Fax: (970) 641-3127
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