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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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We were able to see these from the road and from Blue Mesa Reservoir. They were spectacular from every angle. I brought home many pictures.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 October 2016
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Westminster, Colorado
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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were able to see these from the road and from Blue Mesa Reservoir. They were spectacular from every angle. I brought home many pictures.

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Ortonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is an easy hike; a few miles. Only about 300 ft. elevation gains; so easy, even for us Michiganders. Great views of the Blue Mesa and Dillon Pinacles. There is a pit toilet at the trailhead.

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The trailhead has restrooms and parking. Follow the ramp that leads to the water and you'll see the trailhead on the right. This is a really beautiful hike. It took me 40 minutes each way. The views are awesome and the top is really amazing. Be sure to drive across the bridge when done (if you hadn't already come that... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

There is a pull out with interesting information about the five (at least) distinct geological features during different time periods that can be seen when viewing The Dillion Pinnacles. Cool formations in rock & beautiful place to stop & rest for a bit...taking in the awesome scenery...and/or taking a picture or two!

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Thank lyn729
North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

One of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. It was almost too much for me to take in, like it was a movie or a dream. There is a lookout point that you must pull over at in order to take amazing photos. I will never forget this view.

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Conifer, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 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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