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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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Montrose, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Have visited the South Rim twice now in the last month with out of town visitors. The views are incredible! A must see if you are in this area.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Some great hiking and magnificent cliffs and 2000+ foot deep canyon. Bring binoculars to see more details.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Black Canyon of the Gunnison upon the recommendation of friends. They told us of its beauty, but their description failed to capture the awe that we experienced, It was a very uncluttered setting, and yet, we wondered why so few people were present. The canyons are spectacular from the viewpoints that are so very... More

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Osceola, AR
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

There are 3 (absolutely) "must do(s)" in Colorado... (regarding National sites) *Rocky Mtn. Nat. Park *Mesa Verde Nat. Park *and this place.. Black Canyon of the Gunnison (or BCG from here on out) BCG became a national park in 1999.. but before that it was a national monument. It also gets it name cause the canyon is like a slit... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having driven over to the suspension bridge (and the 'free outlook') at Royal Gorge out of Colorado Springs, we were a bit bummed. An awesome slash through the rock carved by the Arkansas river, but you have to be in the right frame of mind to call it 'beautiful.' I feared the Black Canyon of the Gunnison might be similar... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We toured the South Rim which has several great outlooks and a couple nice hikes. It was the beginning of August so it was very hot but there were very few people there. I actually liked it more than the Grand Canyon. It is definitely worth visiting. Hopefully we'll be able to go back to explore the North Rim.

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Tucson
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133 reviews 133 reviews
31 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The unique formations and sheer drops of this geologic wonder was amazing. This is very different from the Grand Canyon. Fortunately, far less crowds. Tip: Go one sunny days. Our day quickly turned cloudy and the colors and formations lost some of the contrasts in colors.

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Splendora, Texas
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My first visit was in June of 2014. I have been to Colorado many times but never knew about this lovely place until now. I toured the South Rim of the Canyons which has a great overlook several places including the visitors center but didn't have enough time to see the North rim. I was overwhelmed by the colors and... More

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Columbus, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a huge canyon! I was struck by it over and over. This is a nice "choose your own adventure" place. Basically, it is a road that follows the canyon with stops all along the way. Some stops have short trails that lead to scenic overlooks, and some stops are pretty much direct access. Stop by the visitors center,... More

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Flower Mound, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I had never heard of this National Park until we went there. Amazing canyon! We went in the eastern side. The views are stunning. Some places are sheer drops to the canyon below. If you are ever in this part of the country it is a must see!

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