We took a daytrip from the town of Gunnison to the Black Canyon. This was our first big mistake. It is a VERY long drive and there are several places where extensive road work is being done with long waits. Because of the terrain, there are no alternate roads and this construction is going on for most of 2013. The better idea would have been to stay closer to the park. Then, there are barely any services along this road - especially gasoline. Once in the park, there are NO services at all except for a visitors' center. Aside form poor planning on my part, I still must say that this site is not quite as spectacular as I have read. I'm not sorry that I got to see the canyon, but there are many amazing canyons, cliffs, mountains and gorges throughout Colorado that would easily equal this site. If you are squeezing this in because of the rave reviews from travel literature, you might want to re-think that.
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