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Black Canyon Visitor Center

Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Description: Excellent information in a wonderful log building.
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San Jose, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
87 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stop there before you see the canyon drive. Very informative displays and video. Staff was helpful but it's a pretty simple park to figure out. One thing that would extend the visit is hiking but I didn't do any so can't recommend.

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Osceola, AR
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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

great film.. great crew/staff.. lots of information.. and really organized. Have more ranger guides events per day than any other one I have been to... and these are well informed rangers!

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Dallas, Texas
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359 reviews 359 reviews
172 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Ranger programs available at various times throughout the day in summer. I loved the relative lack of visitors at this national park, as most are quite busy and noisy during the peak summer months.

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Kansas City, Mo
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Rangers helpful. Views great. Watch the film if you have time. The restrooms are not so clean and no water for washing hands.

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Dallas, TX
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This visitor center is small but has everything you need to remember your trip - shirts, books, postcards as well as displays on the history of the canyon and the first explorers. There's also a short film you can watch that is very informative. The Rangers are a great resource if you need help planning a trip so be sure... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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131 reviews 131 reviews
61 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The Visitor Center is your first stop to the Canyon. It has nice restrooms and a gift shop. You definitely want to walk out the back to the trail down a few steps to see one of the amazing views of this canyon.

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Centennial, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My husband & I are native "Coloradoans". We had never been to the Black Canyon. Went from one end to the other. The people at the visitor's center were very helpful.

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Chula Vista, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Camped here two nights, came in late or early depending on your point of view. 4 adults and 6 kids ages 2-8. Our arrival was met by some confusion due to the fact is was in the early AM and the campsites all seemed to be taken, but in reality they were not. The rangers put up signs for reserved... More

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Denver, CO
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40 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

There is a nice small theatre at the visitor center and my husband & I really enjoyed watching a short movie(about 20 minutes) introducing the history of the area, great movie for all ages. Also, there is an outlook behind the visitor center with spectacular view, highly recommended to visit. Rangers were very helpful, and we received great advice for... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

I don't remember if they had snacks for sale but there was a restroom available. It had useful information about the canyon compared to other great canyons.

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