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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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Colorado
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79 reviews 79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
93 helpful votes 93 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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Tucson, Arizona
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94 reviews 94 reviews
29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Most people have never heard of this national park (recently upgraded from a national monument). That's a shame, because it's a true national treasure to rival many of its more well-known counterparts. It is off the beaten path, but if you can make it to the area DON'T MISS this canyon. Its remoteness means there are fewer visitors so it's... More 

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a park that I would assume would not be high on the list of National Parks visited. It is about a 20 minute drive from Montrose, Colorado. Unlike the Grand Canyon, Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a very narrow canyon, but reaches 2700 feet deep at its deepest point - as... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I've now been to the Grand Canyon and now the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The Black Canyon is more impressive because there are not so many tourists. The scenic views from the roads are spectacular – go and enjoy.

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Houston
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86 reviews 86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Very exciting views of the canyon and a number of stops for viewing. Sometimes you can see climbers on the canyon walls although we did not see any on this trip. Deep in the canyon you can see the Gunnison River flowing.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

One of the least visited National parks - but one of the most beautiful we have ever seen! Take a hike to Exclamation point for an amazing view.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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133 reviews 133 reviews
21 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

There are lots of trails both for vehicles and for walking. The walking trails that we took ended up with us getting beautiful pictures, with not many people around.

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