Explore the most popular hiking trails in Curecanti National Recreation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful. Easy out and back trail. The end of the trail offer great view. No sheds though. Went out there this morning (around 6.30am on May20, 2018) so it felt nice when the sun was out. I could see it being super hot in mid-summer days.
there were some muddy spots in the beginning but they dried out pretty quickly.

hiking
17 days ago

GF and I did this hike two days ago and absolutely loved it. The Curecanti Creek is running high with runoff right now and was present in all of it's incredible glory. As most have commented, the climb back up is moderately strenuous, but we did it in short time. The map is a little deceptive as the trail leads all the way down to where the creek feeds into the reservoir. This is now one of our favorite hikes.

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy hike. Bring the dogs or kids, and a lunch to eat at the end. Great early season hike, just be prepared for super muddy spots on the trail!

Kinda strenuous, but totally worth it.

Beautiful views throughout. Beautiful in the fall time

hiking
5 months ago

Great trail and views! Park sign say 6 miles, not 4.9..... and almost 1800' elevation gain. End of Nov and still very warm. Wonderful rock walking at bottom and beautiful driftwood.

If you get the chance you should absolutely hike this trail!!

hiking
7 months ago

Though it's quite a drop, the hike back up actually felt quite gradual. Because of this (and because I'm not super athletic), I'd rate it as moderate. Of course we were hiking in October ~ perhaps the midday sun in summer would make it a different story! Ahh, but it's just about as beautiful as it gets...

We did the trail because it Saïd wheelchair friendly... but in the middle there is a bridge with stairs... so totaly not wheelchair accessible... so we were disappoined

hiking
7 months ago

Fun for kids

7 months ago

Fun for kids

It's so peaceful and very diverse.

hiking
8 months ago

Awesome trail. Creek is very pretty to walk along. At the end you get to a larger lake like body of water with the canyon all around you. Take a swim! The hike back is a nice little workout

hiking
9 months ago

This hike starts off route 92 and travels deep into a beautiful canyon.  The trail runs parallel to a raging waterfall leading to a serene reservoir with the Curecanti Needle in prominent display along the way. While it's definitely steep on the way back up, if you're in reasonable shape this hike is doable.

walking
10 months ago

Neversink is never open during the summer when there is a lot of runoff. The trail tends to flood. I tried to go at the end of May and July, and the trail was closed at the bridge. The walk up the bridge was nice though.

We did this trail at night. Started around 8pm. Took small kids and dogs with us. Fun trail and a great view. Lots of ambient light so we barely needed our lights.

hiking
10 months ago

This is a down and back up trail, so conserve energy and water to compete the trail. Vault toilet toward the bottom of the canyon.

Absolutely amazing

hiking
11 months ago

Very Nice. Easy and quiet. Some great vistas for photography.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy access for a quick outing. Did it in deep snow. Only saw a couple folks on the trail. Overall nice hike.

Easy and beautiful. - kid friendly

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Devils Corkscrew will teach you a thing or two! Be ready for the big uphill. Trail paved with stones in some areas.

hiking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

easy down, but rest up before heading back up!

hiking
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cute trail along the river BUT.....as we were walking hubby suggested the trail be named dog poop trail. There were at least 50 PILES of dog poop mainly near the beginning of the trail. And to end it off near the trash was a condom.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Allotta neature!

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Great trail but easier than local trail maps describe it. Still a nice little workout trail and relaxing view of both the pinnacles and Blue Mesa Reservoir at the top. Take a yoga mat or a chair for lounging at the big open lookout point.

hiking
Saturday, August 27, 2016

This is an amazing trail... Drops 900ft so be prepared. Bring lots of water..

hiking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

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!

hiking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

3 miles down to a the beautiful river, then 3 miles back up. Fantastic hike.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Gorgeous!! Must do!

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