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Address: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Description: Less visited but wonderfully scenic area.

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Breathtaking vistas and no crowds!

We visited the less used north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and it was well worth the trip. You do have six miles of unpaved road but it is smooth and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
Susie F
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Mansfield, la
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Mansfield, la
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We visited the less used north rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and it was well worth the trip. You do have six miles of unpaved road but it is smooth and well maintained. We visited the south rim two days earlier and in our opinion the views from the north rim are much better. Shorter... More 

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Olathe , KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The views from either side are incredible, but you don't have the crowd over here. You also get right up to the edge of the canyon without any rails.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Unbelievable views. I travel extensively and I've never seen views like these. If you have difficulty with heights, the roads and overlooks may be a challenge, but this is a must see!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After circumnavigating the large Curecanti reservoir, we were advised at the visitor center to drive the relatively short distance on the north loop road of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to a view of the canyon at the Pioneer overlook. It was well worth it.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It's all unpaved, gravel track. We didn't continue because we were on a rental 2WD car. However it did seem more thrilling and adventurous than the South Rim. Also the views somehow show more depth of the canyons!

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Adirondack, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

North Rim has more hiking options than more popular South Rim. The longest trail to the top of Green Mountain is a little over 7 mile long but the best views are from Exclamation Point (3 mile round trip) and once you get there you understand why this spot was named the Exclamation Point. Wow! What a view of the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We've been on the south rim of the Black Canyon a few times as it is easiest to get to. There is nothing wrong with the south rim - it is lovely! But, this time we were able to visit the north rim and it was gorgeous! It is a little further out of the way, but worth the additional... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We decided to forgo the south rim and try the more isolated North rim.Was a bit out off the way since we were headed down hwy 50 thru Gunnison.It was worth the drive.The views were breath taking and there was no fee to enter the park...unless you are staying in the park overnight.You will start to wonder if you are... More 

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Montrose, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Where is the North Rim? Go to Crawford, Colorado, head South to just past Crawford Reservoir. Watch for signs to turn right. Follow the signs about 15 miles to the rim. The road is paved for a couple of miles, the remainder is gravel. North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is well worth the effort.... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

You will have to drive down a desolate road to get here, that turns from pavement to gravel, but it is well worth the effort. We saw very few people. With so many parks being so crowded, it was nice to experience this park without masses of people. The driving loop of the vistas is easy and the viewpoints are... More 

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