People hiking along a flat trail alongside a narrow reservoir between canyon walls
Hikers along Pine Creek Trail

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Although the recreation area is known for water-based opportunities, Curecanti offers a variety of hiking trails for all skill levels. Vistas vary from serene walks beside the Gunnison River, to volcanic pinnacles, to steeper paths into the canyon. All trails are at high elevation and are subject to changing summer weather.

Know Before You Go

  • Trails are located on either US Highway 50 or CO Highway 92. See trail descriptions below for distances and difficulty level.

  • Cell service is limited or nonexistent in areas. Bring a map or download GPS maps on a mobile device before heading out.

  • Pets are allowed on all trails at Curecanti, but must be on a leash at all times.

  • Wear good shoes and carry a hat, at least 1-2 quarts (liters) of water, sunscreen, rain jacket, and clothing layers.

  • For tips on hiking in the area, watch Hiking at Curecanti.


Trails Overview

All distances are one-way unless noted otherwise. Scroll down for descriptions on each trail.
Trails Overview
Trail Name Highway Access Trailhead Distance (mi) Distance (km) Difficulty

Trails on CO Highway 92

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    Trails on US Highway 50

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      Last updated: June 7, 2024

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