Blue Mesa

 

For those considering Colorado as a honeymoon destination there are numerous beautiful places to consider. Among those is Blue Mesa Reservoir in the Curecanti National Recreation Area. The reservoir itself is the largest lake in Colorado and a renowned fishing, boating, paddle-boarding and sailing destination. It boasts two full-service marinas with boat rentals, slip rentals and boat launching facilities. The lake and its’ surrounds are breathtakingly beautiful with numerous primitive beaches, unique rock formations, dramatic cliffs and picturesque streams. Sunrises and sunsets over the reservoir and surrounding canyons are absolutely stunning; and once the sun sets, stargazing opportunities abound on clear nights. There are also ample hiking, cycling, horseback riding and camping opportunities in the surrounding Curecanti National Recreation Area or nearby Gunnison National Forest. Lodging can take the form of anything from primitive tent camping, to RV campsites, rustic cabins or numerous charming hotels and resorts in the area or in nearby Gunnison. Definitely don’t miss out on a visit to nearby Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument—one of the deepest and narrowest canyons in North America and Colorado’s least-visited National Monument. For those looking for a honeymoon full of natural beauty and adventure, Blue Mesa Reservoir does not disappoint.