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Black Canyon National Park

Park Headquarters, Montrose, CO
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Montrose
Type: Landmarks
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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Easy national park to visit - simple trails just off the road that meanders along the south rim (north rim harder to visit). Had awful weather, but it was still beautiful.

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

It was wife's idea to visit Black Canyon. We had no idea what to expect. As we walked to the overlook and looked over the edge, our jaws dropped. A canyon that is more like a gorge 2000 feet deep. It just took our breath away. Well worth seeing.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Black Canyon is a really neat place to visit. It's unique in that it's deep and narrow so you get some really great views of the river way below you. It's a must see if you like vistas like that and are in the area.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Are you afraid of HEIGHTS, then this is not the place for you! But if you enjoy true mountain views with jagged edges this is a spot to remember! Don't forget to check out Dragon Point (look for the pink-rock "dragon" design on the opposite wall)!!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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137 reviews 137 reviews
16 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you have never visited before, you will be amazed at the views this National Park offers. It is well interpreted and has many informational signs . The trails to the viewpoints are well maintained and even paved in some cases. I visited with 2 seniors and this was very helpful as I was able to get them to many... More 

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Wyoming
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took the scenic byway route. Beautiful autumn colors, deer, dramatic view of the canyon. It was a great drive. We ended up at Blue Mesa Dam then headed to Montrose.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The canyon is absolutely beautiful. The south drive has many parking areas. I stopped and walked to several viewpoints to see many rock formations, as well as the river below. On the east side, there is a road that goes all the was to the bottom of the canyon. The road then continues along the river for two miles. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It's shocking to think that 20 years ago this wasn't a national park as it beats many others hands down for the dramatic nature of the canyon. The rangers were very helpful in suggesting hiking routes for all ability levels. It was suggested that we return after dark to see the stars but, sod's law, there was a storm that... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was unfortunately rainy/cloudy when we first arrived but cleared up toward the end of our visit. There was just enough visibility for me to see how incredible it is. Can't wait to go back when the weather is nicer. Honestly, I'd go back to Black Canyon before going back to see the Grand Canyon (which we did later on... More 

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Irthlingborough, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Having now seen a fair number of National Park canyons I can definitely say this is my favourite. Better than Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and even Canyon de Chelly, although it too is spectacular in a different way. Absolutely unmissable if you are in the area. Only seen the south rim so far so will try to fit in a visit... More 

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