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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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Dallas, Texas
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305 reviews 305 reviews
150 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
48 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
220 helpful votes 220 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
38 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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40 reviews 40 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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Evergreen, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This visitor center is pretty typical of most of the national park visitor centers. Exception is the amazing view. It's pretty close to the entrance and has all of the necessary facilities such as restrooms, gift shop, various displays telling you the history and formations of the canyon, and a nice little theatre. I found the staff helpful and friendly.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Good movie of area. Very nice rangers and retail staff. Good stuff to buy. The oak flats hike is a bit challenging but nice introduction to area. You take part of it if you hike down to he river.

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