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Around Town ~ Morrow Point Dam, Colorado

Hi Sweet Friends,
We are taking a trip up to Morrow Point Dam and the Rail Road Museum in
The natural scenes in this area are breathtakingly beautiful. Fishing is permitted in the non-posted "restricted/private" areas, with some areas Catch & Release only. A day trip for a picnic lunch is perfect. Perch yourself on one of the large rocks for better views and spectacular photos like the one I took above.

The dam site is in a narrow canyon and the dam is a 468-foot-tall (143 m) concrete double-arch dam on the Gunnison River located in Colorado. This dam is between Blue Mesa Dam to the upstream and the Crystal Dam on the downstream side. The Morrow Point Dam is primarily used for hydroelectric power generation. The dam building project began in 1962 and completed in 1972.
This walking bridge spans the two sides of the dam's spillway. The hike down to the water is not for the faint of heart. It is a steep downgrade, however, it is very well maintained. This area is part of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We will be taking a day trip to the canyon later this Summer.

The Royal Gorge Railroad ran through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. There is a small Railroad Museum at the entrance towards the Morrow Point Dam and has many railcars on display. This railcar above, a Rio Grande line, has been refurbished. Many of these train cars were used for cattle and livestock transportation through this mountainous terrain.  

Glad you came along for the ride!

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