• Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Curecanti

    National Recreation Area Colorado

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Nature & Science

Coopers Ranch, Crystal Reservoir, Pioneer Point
While the largest body of water in Colorado is within Curecanti, there are a variety of ecosystems here besides
Blue Mesa Reservoir. Curecanti also hosts riparian habitats, steep canyons, and areas of ponderosa pine, Douglas
fir and aspen.
NPS Photos by Lisa Lynch
 

Did You Know?

Blue Mesa Reservoir

At 20 miles long and with 96 miles of shoreline, Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest body of water in the state of Colorado.