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Address: 102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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+1 970-249-1914 ext. 23

Canyon for which this national park was named.

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Saw it all!

Arrived at the south rim around 1130 AM. ALL roads were open. First we drove down East Portal which is about 6.5 miles downhill with a few switchbacks but the view at the bottom... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Arrived at the south rim around 1130 AM. ALL roads were open. First we drove down East Portal which is about 6.5 miles downhill with a few switchbacks but the view at the bottom is so worth it. Pit toilets and picnic tables right on the river. Great views! Then did all of the south rim with all of the... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Weather its in the car or on the motorcycle, you and the wife or the guys out for a ride this is one of Colorado's best paved roads through the mountains, we like to make a loop of it, leaving Rifle and going to Glenwood springs over McClure Pass then through the Black Canyon around to Montrose, Grand Junction and... More 

Thank Stu M
Cypress, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be sure to watch the 20-minute video before driving the South Rim road. The North Rim road was closed when we were there. I think learning a little about the canyon made the scenery even more impressive.

1 Thank Grumpy-Texan
Billings, Mt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in GJ, we took advantage of Black Canyon NPs close proximity and made the 1.5 hour drive to visit the south rim area. The visitor center was very informative and nice. We also enjoyed the lookout points that were easily accessed from the visitor center road.

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Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During spring break in CO, we took our kids here and the Park is easy to get around and the sights are amazing. Very little walking is needed to see the great sights.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of America's least visited National Parks (only around 238,000 visitors last year) but for the life of me I can't figure out why because it's a real wonder of a place and just breathtaking. One of the memories that strikes me again and again is standing at the overlook of the Painted Wall (the tallest sheer cliff in Colorado)... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Canyon is amazing. If you can only visit mid-day the terrain tends to look flat and colorless. Of course, if the day is overcast the mid -day view is spectacular. Please observe the regulations so everyone can enjoy the Canyon. The hike is a knee killer, so don't take it lightly. Take way more water than you think... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was in town for business and had a few free hours. I drove to Black Canyon from Montrose, which is only about a 25 minute drive. There are numerous pullouts and scenic overlooks to view this impressive canyon. Since I was here in the winter (March) there was no entrance fee. I love National Parks and had not been... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

Black Canyon in Gunnison is a gem. Be careful of the weather. It may be 65* and sunny out but the trails could be snow covered and muddy so be prepared to carry your walking sticks with altered tips. We walked from the ranger station to the campground to have lunch. Every view was beautiful but sometimes we lost track... More 

1 Thank JzTz2013
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I love having a National Park right here in my hometown. It's so much fun to take everyone that comes to visit me. I love going to relax and fish the river or to sit up at the top and listen to the rushing water down below. Such gorgeous views!

1 Thank Ashley S

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