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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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Think of a mini-Grand Canyon

Spectacular gorges, narrow canyon walls, cascades and rapids almost inaccessible without great effort.... Figure in almost NO tourists and traffic, meaning no competition for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brooklet, Georgia
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Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

"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 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

At the Visitors Center we watched a video and had a picnic lunch on an outside bench. From here we hiked on the Oak Flat Trail for approximately 1 ½ hours and had a good view of the Visitors Center perched on a ledge in the distance. Then we drove on the seven-mile long South Rim Road, stopping at 9... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

The canyon is "black" because the walls in this narrow canyon are shaded most of the day. The Gunnison River is a long way down, and you can see many formations and colors on the canyon walls. We hiked on the Warner Point Nature trail, which starts near the visitor center. For a small fee, you can purchase a trail... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This place is really worth a visit. The canyon itself is really cool to see, with it's black-ish walls descending almost straight down like 2000 some feet, but it's also a great spot to hike down and camp. It's *extremely* strenuous, and unless you're in good-to-excellent physical condition I wouldn't even try. If, however, you are, it's well worth hiking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Drove up for the day from Ouray. 4 feet of snow on the ground when we went, so come prepared. We stopped at the viewing station and stood in awe for at lease 30 min. There are a lot of trails for winter activies, but I would advise bringing some snow shoes or skis if you plan on getting far.... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Rival to the Grand Canyon. This park needs to be seen. 2000 foot walls of black rock along with the Gunnison river. It is a mixture of sight and sounds.

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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

This is a very unusual canyon in that not only the rock is very dark (hence Black Canyon) but also the walls of the canyon are extremely steep which sets this canyon apart from others.

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