Saturday, July 08, 2017

Morrow Point Dam & Trail

The last stop on our Memorial Day weekend trip was to the Morrow Point Dam and Trail. 
Morrow Point Dam is a 468-foot-tall  concrete double-arch dam on the Gunnison River located in Colorado, the first dam of its type built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Located in the upper Black Canyon of the Gunnison, it creates Morrow Point Reservoir, and is within the National Park Service-operated Curecanti National Recreation Area. The dam is between the Blue Mesa Dam (upstream) and the Crystal Dam (downstream).

The purpose of this trip was to check out the Mesa Creek Trail. The only thing we didn't expect was for the Dam to be overfilled and the water levels to be super high. 

It was still a neat adventure. The first part of out trip we headed as close as we could to the Dam, Drew was told that the best view of it was literally right underneath it. Only problem- the trail had flooded.


So we turned around and decided to continue on the trail. The trail it self is pretty easy. There were older people treking along, and young-toddler aged children who were able to do the hike. I on the other hand, was 3 months pregnant at the time and had no energy, but I was still able to do it! 

Until we got to a flooded part of the path. But there was a rock wall, and we decided to climb over it. Looking back that probably wasn't the safest idea, but at least I know for the future.

We didn't get very far until we hit the next flooded part of the path. This time I put my foot down and said I wasn't going further. So we turned around and hiked back. 

Honestly the hike it self wasn't bad. If it wasn't flooded we would've continued to the end. I hear the views from the end are totally worth it. Either way it was a great day to get out and enjoy some of that Colorado sunshine.

Here's Drew's video of our day there!