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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
Activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Camping
Description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
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Unbelievable!

We visited the South end with the visitor's center and it was unbelievably beautiful. Then we traveled up to the North Rim where some of the locals in Gunnison had told us we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited the South end with the visitor's center and it was unbelievably beautiful. Then we traveled up to the North Rim where some of the locals in Gunnison had told us we would enjoy the views. Let me just say, I have traveled all over the U.S. and this is one of the most spectacular areas/views I have ever... More 

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England
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30 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fantastic views along the South Rim Drive, the canyon is spectacular but there are a number of places where the safety barrier is either not secure or doesn't fully protect either the viewing area or the approach to it. This is a very much quieter National Park and deserves to be much more visited as it has a huge ammount... More 

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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The canyon is not really black: late in the afternoon this park is nearly empty and the sun hits the walls and gives it a colorful tinge. Several lookouts, some from the visitor center, provide incredible views of the Gunnison river from its sheer walls. Some are right on the edge! In early May the river had an aquamarine tinge,... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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222 attraction reviews
459 helpful votes 459 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We had never heard of this park and wouldn't have had we not done some investigating into what was available besides the Big 5. Wow. I am I ever glad we found this amazing park. It's so different from the others. No little town to fight your way through. No parking problems, no people. The park itself is almost ethereal.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Spectacular view points! We visited the south rim and visited many of the outlooks. It's worth a visit, and you can see a lot of it in half a day.

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Middle Tennessee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Dark and stark narrow canyon with the Gunnison River at the bottom. Several viewing spots are there with short walks to them. Watch for the mule deer near the bottom of the return to Hwy 50.

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK WESTERN COLORADO-THE FORGOTTEN PARK (COLORADO’S HIDDEN BYWAYS V) In the vastness of rugged Western Colorado, there is a place that was lost, and now rediscovered. This is a place where the land is old, a place where the colors of immense ancient cliffs meets the eye in every direction. A place where the... More 

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Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This National Park comes across as an overlooked attraction and has a kind of off-the-beaten path feel to it. Perhaps this is because I almost drove right past it while road-tripping, or the intense popularity of parks like Rocky Mountain and to a lesser degree, Great Sand Dunes. However, it would be a shame to miss this attraction and I... More 

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Colorado
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155 reviews 155 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We checked out the black canyon while in the area while checking out Crawford and Paonia. The canyon is spectacular and not to be missed. We enjoyed driving the rim and looking down at the lake below. Because it was winter, we were unable to hike down to the bottom but enjoyed the several overlooks. We will be back.

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Yosemite National Park, California, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I dunno what else to say other than, GO THERE!!! Seriously, I can't imagine what soulless heathen wouldn't be moved by this place! I was there is the winter, so in addition to being awesome, it was free!!!

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