Blue Mesa Reservoir
We are lucky to have just a short drive to Colorado’s largest body of water. The Blue Mesa Reservoir was created by the Blue Mesa Dam, has over 96 miles of shoreline and is over twenty miles long. The Blue Mesa also boasts of the largest lake trout and Kokanee salmon fishery in Colorado. This is a must see destination for Colorado visitors.
Head south on HWY 135. Take this to Gunnison. In Gunnison turn right on HWY 50. Follow HWY 50 for ten miles. You have two options. HWY 149 to Lake City follows along the southern shore, while HWY 50 will follow the northern shore before crossing the reservoir before the dam.
Be sure to ask for directions to favorite coves and beaches we have found! Great for overnight and full day family adventures.