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Black Canyon

102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
+1 970-249-1914 ext. 23
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Canyon for which this national park was named.
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“national park” (142 reviews)
“visitor center” (89 reviews)
“south rim” (162 reviews)
102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
+1 970-249-1914 ext. 23
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my 3rd hike out west and I decided to do a short 6 mile out and back with 2 nights of camping down in the canyon. Very peaceful, especially right next to the water. Was the only down there when I went so...More

1  Thank Jason B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great camping which is rarely busy right down on the river. Fishing from the CG to the dam is decent but expect to see more fish than you catch, they are smart and see a lot of lures. East Portal road is a great drive...More

Thank likeparty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing park! There is a ton to see and do. We first had a ranger-led walk along a canyon rim, we did the Junior Ranger program, we drove along amazing viewpoints, and we hiked, hiked, hiked.

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a pretty place! If you're in area of Gunnison don't miss it. It's back off the main highway and if you don't watch it you can miss it. Make sure you stop at the shop at the corner of 347 and 50....More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 13 December 2017

We stopped here this past summer, as we on a Colorado adventure, trying to get to as many National Parks as we could. We stopped at many of the lookouts and did many of the short trails. Each lookout gives you a different perspective of...More

Thank lovethemtn
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a must visit place in Colorado. The canyon is amazing and scary at the same time. The place is good for camping.

1  Thank SWAP19
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Close to Crestte Butte Ski Area and Blue Mesa largest lake in Colorado and the state record for a mackanaw trout over 40 lbs. This has a fantastic view and you can go to the bottom and take a river boat ride up the river...More

Thank jackson5555
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Entry fee of $15 per vehicle, no charge with NPS Senior Pass. We did not have high expectations of Black Canyon prior to visiting. Following our 14 mile driving tour along South Rim Road and stopping at the overlooks to view the sights, we were...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I was not familiar with Black Canyon before arriving in Montrose on a driving trip to Fort Collins, CO. I must say that it is truly spectacular. It is deep and very different from other canyons such as the Grand Canyon. It worked out well...More

Thank IP3806
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We spent all day here (not just a few hours) and went back after dark for view the stars and take magnificent photos. Cost was $15 for a 7 day pass. Restrooms were available throughout but there was limited resources. Bring what you need to...More

1  Thank IowaTravelFan
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Sue U
12 January 2017|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delayed reply. There is a "Main" South entrance and another North entrance. I've done both. I recommend just the South and you can easily do it in 1/2 a day, giving it plenty of time. There is a small visit... More
22 June 2016|
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Response from Viriam1 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the boat access is on the north side of the river. Didn't go there so I don't know the cost.
9 June 2016|
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Response from calpolite | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I apologize for taking two months to answer, but I just noticed your question. And since you'll be doing the trip in late September I thought I'd reply. Black Canyon is about 30 minute drive from downtown Montrose, so... More