Location of Curecanti NRA in Colorado.

Curecanti National Recreation Area is located in southwest Colorado.

U.S. Highway 50 runs the length of Curecanti between Montrose and Gunnison. The recreation area is also accessed from CO Highway 149 and CO Highway 92.

Most visitors arrive by private vehicle. Public transportation is not available within the recreation area. Bus and airplane service are available in Gunnison and Montrose.

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Approximate Mileage From Blue Mesa Reservoir:

Gunnison 9 miles
Montrose 38 miles
Denver 209 miles
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park 36 miles
Rocky Mountain National Park 258 miles
Mesa Verde National Park 180 miles
Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve 168 miles
Colorado National Monument 113 miles
Dinosaur National Monument 226 miles
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument 157 miles
Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site 240 miles
Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site 300 miles

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