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

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Less traveled which is why you want to drive there!

A less traveled route by most of the tourists so the viewing areas are very quiet and just not too many people around, we actually liked it more than the South Rim other than the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Monroe, New Jersey
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A less traveled route by most of the tourists so the viewing areas are very quiet and just not too many people around, we actually liked it more than the South Rim other than the painted wall, the view for that on the south rim is really fantastic but do NOT skip this drive, totally worth it and lots more... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We drove up into the camping area to walk the trail to view the north rim. It was easy to find, and the trail was conveniently marked with number posts so I was sure we weren't lost. I was there with my husband and 6 year old son, so the well maintained trail helped me feel secure. The view from... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

By any means go to the North Rim of this NP. Not only the rim drive itself is worth the effort but the road leading there (CO92) is very scenic.

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Mansfield, la
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32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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66 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 313 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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88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 288 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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