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Address: 216 N. Colorado, Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone Number: 970-641-0471
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Mountain biking, Viewing foliage
Description: National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains...
National preserve that encompasses part of Colorado's central mountains, around the towns of Gunnison and Crested Butte.
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Wow

The drive along this route is awesome. Make sure you have a full tank if you are heading toward Carbondale.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The drive along this route is awesome. Make sure you have a full tank if you are heading toward Carbondale.

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We traveled from Aspen to New Mexico (by car) thru Macclure Pass and Gunnison National Forest k at end of 2014 / beginning 2015. Was unbelievable beautiful. A LOT of snow and one place most beautiful than other. We really recommend Want to go back in summer to see the difference.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My friends and I bumped into this area by accident and found it to be about the prettiest spot we'd seen all week, and we had seen many spots by that time. It is picturesque, and yet not overrun by tourists. It also isn't shamelessly commercialized like so many locations are in this state. I just got done planning our... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you love nature and the beauty of it then you will need to be sure to go to this National Forest. It spans over many miles so there are alot of things to see.If you love rock-hounding, there are plenty to be found here. Quartz, Rose Quartz and Black tourmaline. Just do a search where to go. Great place... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This year the trip over Ohio and Kebler Passes was delayed by clouds and rain. Finally on day 4 the sun appeared and I took wonderful photos. The Aspen trees had more red showing this year too. Had a scary experience on the narrow road over Ohio Pass. It had snowed the previous day and the road was in poor... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This entire area is just beautiful. Well worth the drive and taking the time to get out and hike around.

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Temple
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Expected the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to be bigger. It was very deep, though. It took a long time on back roads to get there. There was also a dirt road that you had to take for several miles.

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Mount Vernon, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Gorgeous scenery and trails to either drive, walk or ride! Wildlife enjoyable to see. Weather is very comfortable!

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Benbrook, Texas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Beautiful and lots of hiking trails. Loved the beautiful landscape, hated the hot weather. Lots of pretty wildflowers were blooming.

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Pueblo, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Black Canyon of the Gunnison is breathtaking. We even saw some two American Eagles flying at bottom which ranger pointed out to us. Great time to go because very quiet since most kids back in school.

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