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Black Canyon

102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
970-249-1914 x23
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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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Chatsworth, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the south rim campground. There are 3 loops and spots at 2 of them can be reserved. We camped with a motorcycle and tend. The spots vary a bit and are all quite large but not all of them have shade. It get's pretty hot out here so bear that in mind. Our spot was in the... More

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Mukwonago, WI
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105 reviews 105 reviews
31 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The canyon was a very scenic attraction. The canyon is deeper than 2 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other. I saw this attraction 50 years ago. It was just as amazing now as before.

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We recently did a family vacation, renting an SUV in Denver and driving to different sites. This was a highlight of our trip. Plan for a day, since the drive with stops for photos (be sure your driver get's his/her chance to see the sites) can take some time. We only did the South Rim road, but my understanding was... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was a side trip as we traveled through the area. We were certainly glad we made the stop. The views from the rim are jaw dropping. I had teenagers with me and they were in awe. Painted wall was my favorite stopping point. My only regret was that I had to drive and could not just admire the views.... More

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Quincy, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited this National Park twenty years ago, and came back again when we were in the area this year because it was so lovely. Both times there have been very few people visiting; it obviously isn't very well known outside the area, which is a shame because the overlooks are easy to get to, the views are breathtaking, there... More

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Dallas, Texas
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305 reviews 305 reviews
150 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This seems to be one of the less visited National Parks, as we found it not crowded at all at the height of the summer tourist season. It is a wonderful canyon with breathtaking overlooks, AND you can actually drive your car down to the floor of the canyon. The drive is not for the faint of heart, however, as... More

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Longmont, Colorado
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We only had a few hours here and could have spent the whole day. At the visitor center, we happened upon a nice volunteer ranger ' Bernie' who had this awesome telescope through which we were able to view a sunspot on the sun! The visitor center had some nice displays and there is a nice short hike right out... More

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High Springs, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We went to almost all the overlooks in this park. They were all beautiful, and great places to take pics. We saw wildlife, birds,rabbits.It takes som time for this park, but so worth it.You can also drive down in the canyon( 5 Miles).

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Costs $15 to get into park. Great views of the canyon. Bring a lunch and water. The walk/hikes are anywhere from 100 yards or more. Stay as long as you want at each site. We finished the park in roughly 2 hours.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've done quite a few hiking trips in the past couple of years. This one was probably the one I'd rank at the bottom. I've never had a terrible experience at a park but this one was mediocre. I did the south rim only so this review is for that. Let's get the good stuff out of the way, the... More

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