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Black Canyon

Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Canyons, National Parks
Activities: Backpacking, Hiking, Camping
Description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
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Port Alberni, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
78 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful canyon to see. There are lots o places to stop and look at the beauty. There is lots of information to tell you wat you are looking at. Take the time to drive to the bottom and look up, the view is just as awesome!

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is really something to see. It is one of the steepest canyons I have seen. It is well worth while and the road to the diversion tunnel will make you hold your breath.

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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

While vacationing in Colorado in September 2014, we spent an afternoon at the Black Canyon National Park. Through our reading prior to our trip, this canyon was highly recommended as a "must see" and I would most definitely agree with that. The views from both the top and bottom, were phenomenal!

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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were driving through Colorado and passed this Recreation area on the way to our next stop. We decided to drive through and make some stops along the way. It was well worth it. Beautiful black rocks with helpful information. The park is well maintained. If we had the time we would have loved to hike in the area.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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169 reviews 169 reviews
98 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I visited the Southern portion of this park and enjoyed the visitor center and all the great views. I love Geology and this park is a Gem. The park is not easy to photograph since it's so black and the reflections of the sun make it difficult. I took numerous trails to the edge of the canyon and enjoyed looking... More

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78 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Relatively small park although we only visited the south rim and the 7-mile drive. The NPS Visitor Center has a good introductory and historical video. Some of the more scenic stops are Gunnison, Chasm View, Painted Wall, Pulpit Rock and Sunset View. Besides the spectacular scenery, the geology descriptions are informative and presented in an easy to understand way. Highly... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

I actually liked this better than the grand canyon! We went in mid sept and it was not crowded at all! It was very relaxing and the area is smaller so you can really spend your time going through the park. Roads were well maintained, plenty of restrooms. The views were just breath taking, didn't realize you could camp at... More

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Wharton, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Unfortunately we only dedicated 1 day to this stunning natural phenomenon. The most incredibly stunning views imaginable. We will definitely be going back to this little know gem in the heart of Colorado.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The sound of the river running so far below the south rim is amazing. Because it is so deep you would not expect to hear the river rushing. It is certainly worth the visit, even if it is out of the way of the main stream National. Park. The colors and rock formations are beautiful!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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79 reviews 79 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

The Black Canyon is a wonderful place to visit if you enjoy scenic and historic places. This is the first time we've visited the south rim - not quite the views of the north rim, but still great. Visitor Center has a great film worth seeing. Take the time to drive down the east portal (winding drive down) and see... More

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