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Black Canyon Visitor Center

Address: Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
Owner description: Excellent information in a wonderful log building.
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Outdoors
Owner description: Excellent information in a wonderful log building.
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Take the wonderful drive and stop at the different viewpoints to see spectacular scenery. Guides on hand to explain and share their knowledge. Great picnic spots. Need at least 3 hours to explore here.

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San Jose, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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420 reviews 420 reviews
206 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
41 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
51 helpful votes 51 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
91 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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