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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: Backpacking, Hiking, Camping
Description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
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Easily overlooked

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Texas
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Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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144 reviews 144 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
30 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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
115 helpful votes 115 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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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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52 reviews 52 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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