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Black Canyon

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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Type: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Backpacking, Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
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Type: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Backpacking, Hiking, Camping
Owner description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
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Yosemite National Park, California, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Midland, Canada
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145 reviews 145 reviews
30 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is a must see place in Colorado. It is a breath taking and has a railing so tourists can get a real view. I was far too frightened to go out on the rail. It is a great drive along the ridge with lots of places to stop and take in a scenic view and pictures.

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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
57 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Park road was devoid of snow and large visitor center (next to old and new central lookouts from the southern rim) was open and to tasty warm. 20-minute park video was interesting. Winter snow was being removed from the rest of the south rim road (13 was open, but that was plenty to see 2/3 of the canyon during a... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Visiting Montrose, on the last day went to the Black Canyon. We saw the LARGEST black bear on the way up to the canyon I have ever seen, even though he sat there staring at us we still weren't able to get a photo. That being said, we got a ton of pics of beautiful scenery at the canyon. We... More 

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Melrose Park, United States
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94 reviews 94 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

What an unusual canyon to behold. The depth of this canyon is mind-blowing! We did the drive on both sides of the canyon, it takes 2-3 hours to do the drive from one side to the other, but you get such a different perspective looking at the canyon from both sides. The shadows cast on the canyon walls when the... More 

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Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

In just 1 word all you can say is " WOW " When you arrive in the park, all you can see is the impressive canyon and it's clear why it's called the Black Canyon. After a stop for information at the visitor center you can walk down to shoot some pictues from the scenic views and look at the... More 

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Colorado
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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a great place to camp and the views of the stars at night are second to none. They usually have volunteers there with high powered telescopes that share their view of the universe. Camping is spacious and the terrain is easy even for the disabled. The views are accessible from your car and a short walk to the... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We added on a detour to Gunnison as part of our 4-week road trip and were so glad we did. The Black Canyon has a very different feel to it, quite unusual, but definitely worth seeing. Not crowded like many of the more popular parks - we practically had the whole place to our selves.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Another great, natural attraction of the West and our park system. Great video introduction at the visitor center and an easy to drive auto route. We have some mobility issues but were able to see much of the canyon's features along the auto route and with short walks. Fantastic views . Well worth a visit and we wished we'd had... More 

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Oklahoma
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146 reviews 146 reviews
55 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is definitely a place you have to seek out. There are deeper canyons and more narrow canyons but none in North America that are so astonishing a combination of the two qualities. You might assume from a map that you can "see" this park in an hour, but some of the overlooks require... More 

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