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Address: Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Description: Excellent information in a wonderful log building.

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Great for the whole family! Spectacular views of the canyon. We went over spring break. Short hikes to each look out point. Give 2-3 hours if you want to hit all the look outs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Kari L
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great for the whole family! Spectacular views of the canyon. We went over spring break. Short hikes to each look out point. Give 2-3 hours if you want to hit all the look outs. CAn bring your lunch and enjoy the picnic areas. Our kids were 14 and 15 and really enjoyed the beauty of the Canyon.

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London, United Kingdom
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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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84 helpful votes 84 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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47 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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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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42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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15 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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