Curecanti National Recreation Area

We stopped at Curecanti NRA on our way from Rincon Campground to Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. We were going to camp at Curecanti the first night, but we took our time enjoying the fall colors, which cost us a day.

Curecanti is legally a series of three lakes, which look like they’re just a really fat part of the Gunnison River. They became lakes due to dams being built, as is so often the case.

It’s a beautiful area, to be sure; trees changing colors amidst a backdrop of mountains on every side.  There are a few campgrounds that we didn’t get to see, and I had to get my passport stamp.

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