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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
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Activities: Hiking, Backpacking, Camping
Description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
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North Rim is great!

Upon the advice of a B&B owner, we elected to visit the less busy North Rim, which is accessed just south of the Crawford Reservoir on Hwy 92. The views are amazing, with well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Concord, North Carolina
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Concord, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Upon the advice of a B&B owner, we elected to visit the less busy North Rim, which is accessed just south of the Crawford Reservoir on Hwy 92. The views are amazing, with well fenced look outs over the vertical cliff walls. We paid our $15 access fee at the ranger station. We were in a rental Ford Fusion, a... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We have been touring national parks for the last couple summers and were amazed by Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It is a smaller less visited park but well worth the time if you are in the area. We spent 2 days here while touring southern Colorado. We hiked some trails, went to every overlook, drove down to the bottom... More 

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Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Black Canyon is really stunning. I highly recommend at least driving the South Rim Road to check out some of viewpoints. There is a moderate hike at the end of High Point that provides good natural history guidance. There are more strenuous hikes to the bottom which I did not try. You could easily spend more time here or... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Black Canyon is a smaller National park but worth the stop. Roads to drive your vehicle around to different look out points. Some real beautiful areas within the park to see.

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Bay Area, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had just come from the Grand Canyon and Mesa Verde national parks, and this one still managed to knock our socks off. Much more narrow than the Grand Canyon, and the sides just go straight down, to the Gunnison River. The river was flowing very high and fast. The whitewater was mesmerizing to watch. We got a campsite without... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited the North Rim in June 2015, because we were staying in Redstone, Colorado and it was only a 2 hour drive. I loved the peaceful quality of this side of the park - there was only a few other cars! We checked in at the Ranger Station and met the VERY nice and helpful ranger there, then decided... More 

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Fort Worth
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Breathtaking views. Several smaller hikes for the tired. Many outlooks that don't require long hikes to see them. (And a few that do) So glad we went!

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Palmetto, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places in the National Park System. The views are fantastic, the history interesting, and there are plenty of trails for the more vigorous visitors. Take your time and visit this beauty. It does not get enough attention for what it offers.

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Carlsbad, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My family and I were staying in Montrose. We had a couple hours to kill before meeting up with family so we decided to drive up here. Easy, quick drive and cost $15 for us to drive in. The canyons were breathtaking. We wish we could have explored more but have a 3 year old and 1 year old, so... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We hiked this in the morning around 9 a.m. The weather was perfect 75 degrees, the water was rushing by, the canyon was gorgeous with the sunlight hitting it perfectly. It was an easy hike along the canyon and full of great picture opportunities. This was a peaceful hike and I look forward to doing it again when we visit... More 

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Address: Address: 102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-249-1914 x23
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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