dogs on leash
Curecanti National Recreation Area, in Colorado, is formed by three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River. The national recreation area borders Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park on the west. Panoramic mesas, fjord-like reservoirs, and deep, steep and narrow canyons abound. Recently discovered dinosaur fossils, a 6,700-acre (20 km) archeological district, a narrow gauge train, and traces of 6000 year old dwellings further enhance the offerings of Curecanti.
Nice trail--was there on a wet day, recommend not going when it's been wet, as the soil gets pretty muddy and traffic contributes to trail degradation. But overall, the trail is well maintained and gives a great view of the Dillon Pinnacles. Dogs are allowed, on leash, so that's a plus!
This is one my wife's and my favorite places on earth. It is very peaceful, please help keep it that way. It is restricted occasionally, so please check with the rangers before you take it.
It is an exposed trail and this region gets extremely hot. SO, pack as much water as you think you'll need and then add some more. The trail is well-marked and easily followed. It is slightly difficult in places, nothing too technical, but it is strenuous. It is a dead end trail with a very peaceful picnic area as the pay-off. The canyon is breathtaking and the views are stunning.
Anytime I'm near here I will take the time to do this hike again. I can not stress enough though to be conscious of the heat