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Gunnison Diversion Dam

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Description: Dam built to divert water to farmers.
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Colorado, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Don't get too close to the west side road, but look carefully. The water flow is beautiful. Looking East, the Blue Mesa Reservoir goes forever

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Take the time to read about the dam/tunnel and the water flow to the farmer's in Gunnison. What an amazing engineering project, and the fact that they drain the tunnel every winter for inspection and repair amazed me. Remember the road is closed in the winter, so time your visit in the summer to enjoy this site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

A nice cool resting area 5 miles down from the Visitor Center along side the river. Picnic shelters and grills available and great to keep out of the hot sun.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

The views of Black Canyon were beautiful, and it's a lovely drive. We drove from Paonia, just an hour away. Saw lots of deer, colorful leaves, gorgeous snow-topped mountains.

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