• Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Curecanti

    National Recreation Area Colorado

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  • East Portal Road is now open.

    Please be aware that the road could close again if winter conditions or rock slides exist.

News & Conditions

April 18, 2014

EAST PORTAL ROAD
East Portal Road is open but could close again if winter conditions exist.


BOAT LAUNCHING
Elk Creek and Lake Fork boat ramps are still iced in.
 

CAMPGROUNDS
Elk Creek Loops A & D: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
Lake Fork: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
Stevens Creek: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
Cimarron: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
Red Creek: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
Dry Gulch: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
Ponderosa: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
East Portal: OPEN, but water is NOT available.
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ANNUAL CLIMBING ROUTE CLOSURE
The following areas are closed to all public use until July 15, 2014 for the protection of nesting raptors:

The Curecanti Needle and adjacent walls within one-half mile, including the top of the walls 50 feet away from the rim edge. This does not include developed trails and overlooks. Also closed are the climbing routes along the north side of U.S. Hwy. 50 one-half mile east and west of mile marker 149. The intent of the mile 149 closure is to keep people from climbing in this area; fisherman and others are still welcome to park along the highway to fish and access the river.

Did You Know?

Foundation in Iola Basin

Three historic towns were abandoned and flooded when Blue Mesa Reservoir was created: Iola, Cebolla and Sapinero.