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Address: 102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Phone Number: 970-249-1914 x23
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Canyon for which this national park was named.

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Well worth the visit

If you are in western Colorado, this spot is well worth a visit. Not much hiking but panoramas are breathtaking. Allocate only a couple of hours. The drive to the bottom is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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indianapolis
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107 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are in western Colorado, this spot is well worth a visit. Not much hiking but panoramas are breathtaking. Allocate only a couple of hours. The drive to the bottom is very very steep and area below is not that special.

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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're in Montrose, Crested Butte or Gunnison, this is a definite must-see! The Painted Wall was especially impressive, and we walked to almost every outlook to see the different geological formations. We were disappointed we couldn't do the hike down to the bottom and up, though, since they only allow a specific number of people a day on each... More 

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Addison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The views are spectacular, the depth is amazing and you can get up close and personal to view this extraordinary creation. Here's what we learned: this is primarily seen by car with about 12 pullovers. We did the Southrim because it was most convenient to our travels. Stop at the visitor center to see the overlook. The visitor center also... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sheer sides of this canyon, and the availability of pull outs and walk ups make this a great place to visit. Driving the South Rim is easier than the north, so plan a visit around where you want to go afterwards, I'd recommend visiting an hour before sunset - less crowds and better light for photos.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like other reviewers have mentioned, this was a surprise to me. I had no idea how big this canyon was (it is deeper than most of the more famous canyons you hear about), nor how beautiful. We stopped in en route from Redstone to Silverton, so we only spent a few hours here, but enjoyed the drive and overlooks immensely.... More 

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Sutton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. We almost passed it up, but we would have regretted it. I recommend going here, even if it means taking an extra day on your vacation to do so. The park took about 4 hours to go through, including stops along the South Rim road, the visitor's center... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must visit for SW Colorado! The best views (in our opinion) are out back of the visitor center, chasm view and pulpit view (South Rim). We also would recommend a trip down to the river via the east portal. If you do not wish to replace your brakes prematurely, I would urge you to use 1st or... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place completely caught me off guard. Although the western slope is a place with multiple landscapes this area was so crazy different from everything around it. The unexpected black rocks soaring deep into the canyon was wondrous and the river at the bottom was beautiful. I really want to go back and camp so I can really explore!

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Traveling
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've only learned about this park a few weeks ago while planning our trip after reading a newspaper article, and we are very glad as we had never heard about this hidden treasure and new , since 1999 National Park. It is hard to believe that the river can form such a deep canyon, 2300 ft. deep, yet only 25... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This canyon is spectacular and the views are very accessible for all ages. The Park Service keeps it up very nicely, but the nature itself is the star.

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