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Over the years, I've driven past Blue Mesa Reservoir on U.S. Highway 50 many times, and, I must confess that I don't think I've ever stopped. All of my photos of this scenic body of water were taken as I was driving. I guess I'm usually in a rush to someplace else like Montrose, Telluride or some spot in the San Juan Mountains.

Having said that, Blue Mesa Reservoir deserves recognition. Above is a photo taken in May 2012, and below are photos from May 2006.

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Blue Mesa Reservoir
May 2006 - I made the long trip from Telluride back to Buena Vista, when I decided to pull out the camera at Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison County.
Blue Mesa Reservoir Every single one of these photos was taken while I was driving eastbound on Highway 50. I was itching to get home! ;)
Blue Mesa Reservoir A very interesting geological rock structure behind the lake!
Blue Mesa Reservoir I really like the compositon of this photo with the bridge across the middle of the reservoir.
Blue Mesa Reservoir I zoomed in on a boat! :) Blue Mesa Reservoir is quite popular for boating and fishing, and is located west of the town of Gunnison. Not far downstream from the reservoir, the Gunnison River flows into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

Other pages in this region:

  • Western Colorado Snow
  • Crested Butte
  • Taylor Park Reservoir
  • Cimarron, Colorado
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir No doubt, Blue Mesa Reservoir is a pretty place.

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