Cimarron River (Gunnison River tributary)

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Cimarron River[1]
Cimarron River Gorge
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationConfluence of East Fork and Middle Fork
 ⁃ coordinates38°12′15″N 107°31′11″W / 38.20417°N 107.51972°W / 38.20417; -107.51972
 ⁃ elevation9,022 ft (2,750 m)
 ⁃ location
Confluence with Gunnison River
 ⁃ coordinates
38°27′11″N 107°32′38″W / 38.45306°N 107.54389°W / 38.45306; -107.54389Coordinates: 38°27′11″N 107°32′38″W / 38.45306°N 107.54389°W / 38.45306; -107.54389
 ⁃ elevation
6,755 ft (2,059 m)
Basin features

The Cimarron River is a 22.0-mile-long (35.4 km)[2] tributary that joins the Gunnison River in Curecanti National Recreation Area near Cimarron, Colorado. The river's source is the confluence of two forks near Silver Jack Reservoir in the Uncompahgre National Forest.

A Denver & Rio Grande Western narrow gauge trestle is located near the confluence of the Cimarron and the Gunnison.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Cimarron River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-27.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2016-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, accessed March 18, 2011