Blue Mesa Reservoir
Blue mesa lake
Paradise of the West
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tHe largest body of water in colorado
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Blue Mesa Reservoir / Lake at 20 to 39 miles long and almost 100 miles of shoreline is the largest body of water in the state of Colorado. The Dam is the start of the spectacular Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the river below the dam creates Morrow Point Reservoir and then flows into Crystal Reservoir. The three reservoirs are set in the pristine beauty of the Rocky Mountains. All three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison river form the largest Kokanee Salmon fishery in the U.S.. Marrow Point Reservoir is the beginning of the black Canyon and below, East Portal is the site of the Gunnison Diversion Tunnel, a National Historical civil Engineering Landmark.
The Blue Mesa Reservoir is boarded on the north side by the West Elk Wilderness Area with more than 175,000 acres in the Gunnison National Forest, This area provides World Class Hunting and Fishing to say the least.
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U. S. Highway 50, mile marker 127
Co Hwy 92 at U. S. Highway 50
Co Hwy 149 at U. S. Highway 50
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