Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
Dillon Pinnacles at Blue Mesa Reservoir. Photo by Rickola Remintola/Flickr
A rugged landscape that attracts hikers and campers who like a challenge, Gunnison National Park is known for its canyon, river and dramatic rock formations, known as the Dillon Pinnacles.
In 2003, we protected a nearly 1,500-acre inholding in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management and Gunnison County, along with tremendous support from the National Park Service. Situated above the Blue Mesa Reservoir and adjoining the Gunnison National Forest, the lands provide a scenic backdrop for the Curecanti National Recreation Area, home to bighorn sheep, elk and Gunnison sage grouse.