Find Your Adventure in Gunnison, Colorado
Hiking and Camping | Fishing and Hunting | Boating and Water Sports
Biking | Dirt Bikes and ATV | Sightseeing and Photography
Nestled within the breathtaking Curecanti National Recreation Area, Blue Mesa Adventure Pods at Elk Creek Campground is enveloped by some of the most awe-inspiring Rocky Mountain scenery imaginable. While the reservoir may take center stage, our surroundings offer an abundance of exploration opportunities.
To the west lies the majestic Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, while the imposing West Elk Mountains loom to the north and the scenic San Juan Mountains grace the southern horizon. Everywhere in between, there's a wealth of natural splendor waiting to be discovered. Our strategic location serves as the ideal starting point for immersing oneself in the charm of our mountains and valleys.
Gunnison Country Highlights
We have put together a Gunnison Country map highlighting many of our attractions. This map gives some perspective of where areas are and how much there is to see, so close to the campsite.
Gunnison Country Photo Gallery
People vacation in our area to get outside and have fun playing in our incredible Western Colorado. There is so much for everyone. Here are some of our favorite activities photos.
Curecanti National Recreation Area
Curecanti National Recreation Area 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. Curecanti also offers fishing, hiking, boating, camping, and photography.
Curecanti NRA Map
We are surrounded by spectacular mountain landscapes that make a great day drive getaway. Make our pods your basecamp to explore our area. We have both local scenic loop drives and several Colorado State Scenic drives are close by.
Hiking in the Curecanti NRA
Curecanti offers the hiker diversity of habitat, scenic vistas, wildlife and wildflowers. Trails are available for all ability levels. Pets are permitted on all trails, but must be leashed at all times.
Elk Creek Marina
Elk Creek is one of two marinas serving Blue Mesa Reservoir. The large reservoir makes it perfect for boating, sailing, and fishing. It's the place to enjoy water skiing, kayaking, stand-up paddle-boards, and beach time.