Interesting Fact #3 About Gunnison County

February 16, 2022  •  2 Comments

Interesting Fact #3:  We have the largest reservoir in the entire state called Blue Mesa Reservoir.  When full, the reservoir yields about 96 miles of shoreline.  State Highway 50 runs parallel to the reservoir for about 20 miles from Lake City Bridge to the Dam, 8 miles west of the town of Gunnison. The dam was built in 1965.  Blue Mesa Reservoir provides year-round activities from camping, fishing, hiking and boating in the summer to ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing in the winter.  And, there is an abundance of wildlife to view from eagles to elk, bighorn sheep, migrating birds, fox, hawks, etc.  There is much to do so, get outside.  Boaters Delight_4589Boaters Delight_4589From Lake Fork Bridge Blue Mesa Dam_0216Blue Mesa Dam_0216The dam built in 1965 Tower of Glory_7494Tower of Glory_7494Bighorns frequent the Rainbow Rocks Mile


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Joseph Enenbach(non-registered)
Three exceptional photos that show the beauty and diversity of the Gunnison area Teresa!
Joseph Enenbach(non-registered)
What a beautiful place to take a picnic and enjoy the wonderful view Teresa!
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