Basic Information

Dillon Pinnacles

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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.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - $0.00

There is no entrance fee for Curecanti. Visitors traveling to East Portal through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park entrance must pay $15.00 per vehicle. It covers all persons in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle and is valid for seven calendar days.

Elk Creek Visitor Center

Park information, boat permits, Morrow Point Boat Tour reservations, maps, interpretive displays and bookstore.

Last updated: February 17, 2017

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Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230


(970) 641-2337 x205

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