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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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Gorgeous views!

Highly accessible and easy short hiking to view this gorgeous canyon. Visited in July. Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Many view points with canyon views. It was a nice surprise to find out that there is a road that takes you to the river. There is a campground by the river, I wish we would have had time to camp.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly accessible and easy short hiking to view this gorgeous canyon. Visited in July. Bring plenty of water and wear sunscreen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

See the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison from the saddle of a motorcycle! Take U.S. 50 to Gunnison, then ride up Colorado 92 along the north rim up to the national park. It's remote, but the views are well worth it!

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A couple years ago a friend and I visited Ouray and Telluride. On the way we stumbled on the canyon..but really didn't stop to see it. This year, happily we did. It is beautiful and very accessible. There are several look out points that are short distances that give incredible photos and views. The only disappointment is you have to... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I travelled here during National Park Week in April 2016 & scored free admission. I immediately fell in LOVE with this place, entering the park on South Rim Road. The first pull off had restrooms & a trailhead where you can walk to the Visitor's Center, which I opted to take. The sheer size & magnitude of the cliffs were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They call this the little Grand Canyon. Now, we've been to the Grand Canyon. This is definitely on a smaller scale but I can see why they call it that! The canyon is steep containing some of the oldest, rugged rocks on Earth. The geology is so different from the mighty 5 Utah parks. This makes Black Canyon of the... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful park! We purchased the America the Beautiful pass there for $80 since we were going to be visiting more nat'l parks, otherwise the entry is $15. The canyon itself is a beautiful, unusual place. The crowds were low and parking and driving thru the park was not a problem!

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Melrose, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular scenery. Good paved roads with pull out areas for great photo's. This review based on the south rim. Nice visitors center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to Grand Canyon, and although it's very different, I find Black Canyon much more exciting and beautiful. I'd been to this part of the Colorado before, but never to the Black Canyon. I can't believe what I'd missed before. It has beautiful scenery, and is a great natural landmark that you can be explored in a short amount... More 

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This is a must see place. I've been to the Grand Canyon and it is a totally different type of canyon and rock. First stop is the South Rim visitor center. It is small but worth the stop. Also, a major overlook is right there. Take a few minutes to go down the trail outside of the center for... More 

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