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South Rim Road

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Driving
Description: 7-mile scenic drive through the park.
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We had actually gotten on the North Rim but found out that it was unpaved. We were on a rental 2 WD car so decided against going further on that. My husband and I were debating if we should take another 1-1.5 hours to drive to South rim or just skip it. We were staying the night in Montrose and... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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622 reviews 622 reviews
490 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is extremely interesting yo see it is very much like the Grand Canyon only smaller so you get to see the rocks more clearly and the other side is clear and not just an image. It is a long road thru the country to get there but well worth the trip

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Brevard, NC
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62 reviews 62 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Various look-offs and short trails enable you to see various aspects of the canyon. Not crowded, and you can move at a leisurely pace.

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Zebulon, North Carolina
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

After wanting to visit both rims of the canyon but finding ourselves short on time, we settled on the South Rim Road and feel this was a wise decision. There are 11 overlooks here, compared to six on the north rim. We were able to get a good feel for the north rim as well as we could see the... More

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Osceola, AR
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

great place to rock hound and hike to the overlooks. try and not get a bit nervous hanging over the guard rails here.. lol.

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Splendora, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Being able to look straight down! The wildlife scurrying around. The coolness even in July. The blue green river flowing below.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The views are beautiful and you can stand at the overlooks within the safety of strong fences (a necessity if one is afraid of heights). The views remind me of the Yellowstone canyon.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The South Rim Drive affords wonderful views of the canyon from the many scenic overlooks. If you are anywhere near this part of Colorado it is a must-see. It's surprising how little known this park is, yet the views rival those in the Grand Canyon and it is much less crowded. The video at the Visitor Center gives some interesting... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The scenic overlooks on the South Rim Drive offer excellent opportunities for photographers. I've heard the North Rim is also good, but it was closed when I was there because of poor winter road conditions. I published some photo tips for the Black Canyon that you may find helpful, http://blog.christiechaney.com/2013/09/03/photo-guide-black-canyon-of-the-gunnison/.

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LONGMONT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a very well maintained road. The driving was easy with many stops to look over the canyon. If you want a picnic some of the overlooks have tables.I advise you to look for shady spots. There were many great photo opportunities along the drive.

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