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Black Canyon

Address: 102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-249-1914 x23
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Type: Canyons, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Backpacking, Hiking, Camping
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Owner description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
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Tucson, Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

Most people have never heard of this national park (recently upgraded from a national monument). That's a shame, because it's a true national treasure to rival many of its more well-known counterparts. It is off the beaten path, but if you can make it to the area DON'T MISS this canyon. Its remoteness means there are fewer visitors so it's... More

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a park that I would assume would not be high on the list of National Parks visited. It is about a 20 minute drive from Montrose, Colorado. Unlike the Grand Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a very narrow canyon, but reaches 2700 feet deep at its deepest point - as... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I've now been to the Grand Canyon and now the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The Black Canyon is more impressive because there are not so many tourists. The scenic views from the roads are spectacular – go and enjoy.

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Houston
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very exciting views of the canyon and a number of stops for viewing. Sometimes you can see climbers on the canyon walls although we did not see any on this trip. Deep in the canyon you can see the Gunnison River flowing.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

One of the least visited National parks - but one of the most beautiful we have ever seen! Take a hike to Exclamation point for an amazing view.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
21 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There are lots of trails both for vehicles and for walking. The walking trails that we took ended up with us getting beautiful pictures, with not many people around.

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Palmer Lake, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I've now been to the Grand Canyon twice and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison twice. Blows me away that the Grand Canyon is more famous. The Black Canyon is FAR more impressive! I guess the Grand Canyon is known for how wide it is - whereas the Black Canyon is known for how deep it is. It is the... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I thought I knew what to expect from looking at photos. But the first view on the south rim road is truly breath taking. The Grand Canyon is awe inspiring but I liked the views at the Black Canyon more.

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Conifer
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a beautiful area to drive through. There is a road that travels along the river that is absolutely amazing for motorcycles - lots of switchbacks and steep grades. The other road heads up and offers gorgeous views of the canyons.

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WHITE MTS NEW HAMPSHIRE
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

When you say "Colorado" most people think skiing.Others think of Mesa Verde,or Garden of the Gods,Estes Park and Canon City(suspension bridge).But few visit black canyon of the Gunnison.What a shame to miss this place.My wife and I stopped here in Sept 2014,and were surprised how nice it was.Stop at the visitor center for info on the best places for photo's.the... More

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