• Curecanti National Recreation Area


    National Recreation Area Colorado

Weather & Reservoir Levels

Weather can vary greatly throughout the day. Summer daytime temperatures range between 50 to 90F (10 to 32C), nights 40 to 60F (4 to 15C). Winter daytime temperatures range between -20 to +40F (-29 to +4C), nights -30 to +20F (-34 to -7C).

Precipitation is minimal, but afternoon thunderstorms and strong winds are common during the summer. Snow accumulation varies greatly year to year. Layered clothing appropriate for the season is recommended.



Current Weather Conditions »
Conditions at the Elk Creek Visitor Center, 16 miles west of Gunnison, Colorado.

7-Day Forecast »
National Weather Service forecast for Gunnison, Colorado.


Did You Know?

Lake Trout

The largest recorded Lake Trout in Colorado was taken from Blue Mesa Reservoir in May 2007. It’s size was a gigantic 50.35 pounds and it measured 44.25 inches.