curecanti

Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping and bird watching. Start planning your trip now. Photo by Alex Stephens, Bureau of Reclamation.

This is at Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado which I drove through last summer in my way to Gunnison. I had no knowledge of this place before and didn’t think I’d ever seen it before. This is probably a glitch but it’s freaking me out that I have a picture of this place that was supposedly taken seven years ago?

Black Canyon at Sunset., by DavidSoldano

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a United States National Park located in western Colorado and managed by the National Park Service. The park contains 12 miles (19 km) of the 48-mile (77 km) long canyon of the Gunnison River. The national park itself contains the deepest and most dramatic section of the canyon, but the canyon continues upstream into Curecanti National Recreation Area and downstream into Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. The canyon’s name owes itself to the fact that parts of the gorge only receive 33 minutes of sunlight a day, according to “The Black Canyon of the Gunnison.” In the book, Vandenbusche states, “Several canyons of the American West are longer and some are deeper, but none combines the depth, sheerness, narrowness, darkness, and dread of the Black Canyon.