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Description: Dam built to divert water to farmers.

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Seeing the dam is your reward for having driven down the very long and steep road to get to it. The area is so calm and peaceful and lacking in people. After being to the Big 5... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Sebastian, Florida
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Sebastian, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Seeing the dam is your reward for having driven down the very long and steep road to get to it. The area is so calm and peaceful and lacking in people. After being to the Big 5, we cherished the experience of the dam with it's quiet beauty and tranquility. We were there all alone and enjoyed the solitude. There... More 

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Melrose Park, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It's quite a drive down from the top to the river. Make sure you have good tires and brakes. By the time we got to the bottom and parked by the picnic tables we had to put the hood of our car up and wait for the smell of rubber and smoke to stop. But it was worth it. Pack... More 

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Colorado, United States
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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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Tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Stuttgart
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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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