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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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Activities: Backpacking, Hiking, Camping
Description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
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Good for a short visit

Easy 1/2 day visit. The viewpoints are on the west side of the canyon so pictures would turn out better if you visit in the late morning or afternoon. Most trails are short and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Clarksville, Arkansas
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Clarksville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Easy 1/2 day visit. The viewpoints are on the west side of the canyon so pictures would turn out better if you visit in the late morning or afternoon. Most trails are short and downhill to viewing area but manageable. The Chasm and Painted Wall can be seen from the same parking lot. Don't skip Sunset point at the end... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We spent the majority of our day here, which was plenty of time to see all of the lookouts and do a couple of (very) short hikes. Stunning views at each viewpoint, and very helpful staff at the visitor centre! No flushing toilets (at least we didn't find any), so as long as that doesn't bother you, then it is... More 

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Lebanon, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Driving across SW Colorada and heading for Leadville (to get married), we planned to 'swing by' Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It got a little later in the day and we debated passing it by, but thankfully we didn't! We were there about the time the sun went down. Driving toward the canyon on some unassuming road in the park,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The canyon is unbelievably deep, and very beautiful. Loved getting to see it from different perspectives and angles at the stops along the road.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Granted, this isn't THE Grand Canyon, but is is a very beautiful sight to see. This canyon is as deep as 2000 feet and has spectacular views all along the rim.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Enjoyed the Black Canyon very much in fact better than the Grand Canyon it was smaller but with less people so it was peaceful and beautiful

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Vidor, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Literally one of the most amazing places we've ever seen. It's majestic. Hike a bit, ride the South Rim and take lots of pix if you want to stay on paved roads. You will love this one. There is a boat ride from Morrow Point, too, and it's fabulous.

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful gushing water. Another grand canyon on a smaller scale. Easy walking trails, interesting visitor center and video of history

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Humboldt, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We started at Tomichi Point and I was already blown away by the beauty, but there was so much more to see. We stopped by the visitor's center and watched the documentary about the exploration and history of the area. The video is about 20 minutes long and I enjoyed it, but I am the type that will read the... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed the views and hiking a couple of miles on one of the trails to check out the canyon and the birds & wildflowers a little more closely.

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Address: 102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-249-1914 x23
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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