• Curecanti National Recreation Area


    National Recreation Area Colorado

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Plan Your Visit

Bighorn Sheep

Bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis)

Photo by Shawn Cigrand

When You Get Here
Stop at the Elk Creek Visitor Center for additional information, Morrow Point Boat Tour reservations, publications and Junior Ranger program for kids.

Help preserve Curecanti for future generations. Please don't pick the flowers, feed or approach wildlife, or disturb natural features.


Did You Know?


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.