Things to Do
Around Sapinero Village

Things To Do in the Blue Mesa Area

Located west of Denver and Colorado Springs off HWY 50 between Gunnison and Montrose, Sapinero Village is just 20 minutes from the Gunnison Airport with two daily flights to and from Denver, 25 minutes from Gunnison, and 45 minutes from Montrose.

Our rustic camp sits picturesquely on the banks of Blue Mesa Reservoir, offering the perfect home base for your adventure in the Curecanti National Recreation Area.  From some of the best salmon and trout fishing in the state to boating to hiking and rock climbing, this area is a mecca of activities for the outdoor enthusiast.

Sapinero Village Campground - RV camping on Blue Mesa Reservoir

Blue Mesa Reservoir

Part of the Curecanti National Recreation Area, Blue Mesa Reservoir is Colorado’s largest body of water and ideal for an abundance of water recreation. The 29-mile long reservoir is perfect for boating, fishing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, waterskiing, and swimming.  Click here to learn more about the regions trout and salmon fishing as well as guided fishing expeditions. Click here for rental information on paddle boards, kayaks, and other non-motorized water sports equipment.  Sunbathing, horseback riding, and hiking can also be enjoyed along the banks of the reservoir.

Curecanti National Recreation Area

Curecanti National Recreation Area is a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. The reservoirs that make up Curecanti today are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching. Offering some of finest salmon and trout catch and release, fly fishing in the state Curecanti National Recreation Area also offers a diverse habitat for hiking, biking, and rock climing.
Sapinero Village Campground - RV camping on Blue Mesa Reservoir
Sapinero Village Campground - RV camping on Blue Mesa Reservoir

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Often referred to as the Colorado Grand Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park  is the ideal spot for scenic rives, experienced rock climbing, gold medal fishing, and spectacular hikes on the beautifully maintained nature trails. 

River Tours and Rock Climbing

River Tours and Rock Climbing | From guided river tours to rock climbing sessions to rafting equipment rentals and sales, Scenic River Tours of Gunnison will help you plan  your summer outdoor adventure.
Sapinero Village Campground - RV camping on Blue Mesa Reservoir
Sapinero Village Campground

West Elk Loop

The twin summits of Mount Sopris and the incomparable Black Canyon of the Gunnison anchor the ends of the West Elk Loop. Canyon of the Gunnison anchor the ends of the West Elk Loop.  Perfect for the less adventursome camper, the lasso shaped West Elk Loop is scenic and historic byway offering a driving tour of some of Colorado’s iconic mining towns. The route gives access to the White River and Gunnison National Forests, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Curecanti National Recreational Area, and Crawford and Paonia State Parks.

Hartman Rocks Mountain Biking

If you’re a beginner mountain biker, Gunnison, Colorado is a great destination to hone your skills. Hartman Rocks, located just a few minutes’ drive from the city of Gunnison, has nearly 50 miles of bike trails, many of which are rated as beginner (green). Hartman’s is a sprawling, high-desert playground that feels similar to Moab, Fruita and Grand Junction.

Due to the extensive trails, plentiful parking and multiple access points, Hartman Rocks rarely feels crowded. It’s a great place to ride on either a hardtail or full-suspension mountain bike. In addition, the many miles of dirt roads at Hartman’s are ideal for gravel biking. Hartman’s is open to e-bikes and motorcycles, too.

Sapinero Village Campground - RV camping on Blue Mesa Reservoir

Getting Around and planning your vacation at Sapinero Village Campground on Blue Mesa Reservoir

If we’ve missed something that you’re interested in learning more about, the Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce is a plethora of information that will help you plan your summer or fall vacation.  We also invite you to give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you in securing additional information and reservations – (970) 641-3949.