• Curecanti National Recreation Area


    National Recreation Area Colorado

Operating Hours & Seasons

Curecanti National Recreation Area is open every day of the year.


Elk Creek Visitor Center
Open all year.
Hours: Spring: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm every day, closed on federal holidays.
Summer: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm every day.
Fall: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm every day, closed on federal holidays.
Winter: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday, closed Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays.
Please call us to confirm visitor center hours prior to your visit.
(970) 641-2337 extension 205
Location: Sixteen miles west of Gunnison, CO on U.S. Highway 50.

Cimarron Visitor Center
Cimarron Visitor Center will be CLOSED for 2014.
Location: Cimarron, CO, 35 miles west of Gunnison on U.S. Highway 50

East Portal Road is closed in winter. The road typically closes mid-November and reopens mid-April.


Inspection and Launch Ramp Locations and Hours »

Did You Know?

Pine Creek Stairs

To get to the Morrow Point Boat Tour in Curecanti National Recreation Area, visitors must walk down (and back up) 232 stairs on the Pine Creek Trail. More...