Here Lies Colorado’s Biggest Body of Water

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Filled with panoramic mesas and beautiful blue reservoirs, the Curecanti National Recreation Area near Gunnison is the perfect place to spend your time during a sunny Colorado day. Whether you’re looking to hike, waterski, or fly fish, this area is worth hunting down.

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One of the most popular natural attractions in Curecanti National Recreation Area is Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest body of water in Colorado, stretching 20 miles long with 96 miles of shoreline. If you’re wanting a place in Colorado to partake in watersports, this is it.

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Curecanti National Recreation Area is also home to a narrow gauge railroad, the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, built in 1870 and operated through 1988.

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In recent years, the discovery of dinosaur fossils and 6000-year-old dwellings have made Curecanti National Recreation Area even more awesome than it was before.

Attractions you’ll find in the area include ice fishing, water skiing, hiking, and windsurfing.

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