• Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Curecanti

    National Recreation Area Colorado

Natural Features & Ecosystems

Morrow Point Reservoir
The natural features and ecosystems of Curecanti not only vary from the east to west, but also from canyon rim to
bottom. (above, Morrow Point Reservoir)
NPS Photo by Lisa Lynch
 

Did You Know?

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The Curecanti Needle has long been a defining symbol and landmark of this region. In 1882, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad entered the Black Canyon and promptly designated the Curecanti Needle as their symbol.