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Address: 102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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+1 970-249-1914 ext. 23
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Canyon for which this national park was named.

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Go for the sunrise/sunset photos

The Black Canyon is amazing. If you can only visit mid-day the terrain tends to look flat and colorless. Of course, if the day is overcast the mid -day view is spectacular... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Black Canyon is amazing. If you can only visit mid-day the terrain tends to look flat and colorless. Of course, if the day is overcast the mid -day view is spectacular. Please observe the regulations so everyone can enjoy the Canyon. The hike is a knee killer, so don't take it lightly. Take way more water than you think... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was in town for business and had a few free hours. I drove to Black Canyon from Montrose, which is only about a 25 minute drive. There are numerous pullouts and scenic overlooks to view this impressive canyon. Since I was here in the winter (March) there was no entrance fee. I love National Parks and had not been... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Black Canyon in Gunnison is a gem. Be careful of the weather. It may be 65* and sunny out but the trails could be snow covered and muddy so be prepared to carry your walking sticks with altered tips. We walked from the ranger station to the campground to have lunch. Every view was beautiful but sometimes we lost track... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love having a National Park right here in my hometown. It's so much fun to take everyone that comes to visit me. I love going to relax and fish the river or to sit up at the top and listen to the rushing water down below. Such gorgeous views!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An unexpected delight off the beaten track, this rarely-mentioned natural spot is worth the side-trip. Gorgeous views, deep-deep canyons and a vibe that beats the bigger park beasts, you’d be remiss if you skipped this one. It’s a bit awkward to get to, but it’s worth it. Discover this photogenic gem before the crowds move in.

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La Junta, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most breathtaking visits we have made. The canyons are deep and steep and it is hard to keep driving without wanting to stop and take more pictures. It is unbelievable how beautiful the mountains are there.

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Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Spectacular gorges, narrow canyon walls, cascades and rapids almost inaccessible without great effort.... Figure in almost NO tourists and traffic, meaning no competition for space and peace... Add to that an almost complete absence of light pollution (read almost complete darkness) and you've discovered a perfect spot for those amateur astronomers and other other-worldly enthusiasts who desire to peruse the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017

"The little Grand Canyon" The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is amazingly beautiful. Make sure you go in the early part of the day so the canyon is not in shadow! This is an awesome place, great for driving, hiking, easy trails & harder trails, family friendly & gorgeous

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Monmouth, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

This truly is a spectacular place! It is unusual, it is stupendous and awe inspiring, it was not crowded during our visit and one choose their own way to experience it. There are amazing sights to see for all levels of fitness and ability and the vistas will show you a new slant on big canyons and photographic opportunities. This... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017

No handrails to interrupt the appreciation of this massive place. To look down is to look down quite a ways.

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