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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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I had no idea what to expect.... planned to "stop by" while heading between Grand Junction and Ouray. WOW, WOW, WOW! Not many places take my breath away, invigorate me, make me... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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North Carolina
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221 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Judging from the few visitors, I'm guessing it's not a very popular destination but it should be. beautiful country, magnificent views, varied landscapes. Plan on at least a half a day to see the south rim, did not go to the north rim, a bit harder to get to but start that half day early or late, the shadows on... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had no idea what to expect.... planned to "stop by" while heading between Grand Junction and Ouray. WOW, WOW, WOW! Not many places take my breath away, invigorate me, make me feel super alive, but this is one of them. Go. Go now. Add this to your bucket list. You won't be disappointed. The canyon is beyond beautiful... don't... More 

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Evanston
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! We could not believe the depth of the canyon carved by the Gunnison River. Visually stunning and impossible to capture with an I Phone picture. Out of the way but a lifetime memory.

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Baltimore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm glad we found time in our road trip to visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We drove the South Rim road and walked to all of the overlooks. The canyon is amazingly deep with very interesting geology. We enjoyed touring the visitors center too. IIRC, we spend about 2-3 hours touring the park. This is a very... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My son and I were planning a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park, and decided to see what other national parks in Colorado we could visit. I had never heard of Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We are sure glad we decided to go. We only had time to visit the South Rim. The views are breathtaking. The painted wall... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Photographs of this little-known National Park fail to capture the grandeur and wild beauty of one of the deepest canyons and the oldest rocks on the planet. Overlooks along the canyon rim offer spectacular views and explanatory placards that describe the geologic forces and time frame of the creation of this great chasm in the earth that is named 'Black'... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So many interesting things to do - historic video in visitor center, geology talks by Park Service ranger, short and longer walks to viewpoints along the canyon. Picnic tables available at several stops. We were lucky to see some rock climbers high on the North wall - they had spent the previous night camping on the side of the rock... More 

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Nokomis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I drove 4.5 hours from Denver to see the canyon, and we were not disappointed! Even on an overcast day, the views were magnificent. Visitors can walk as little or as much as they want. Wear good walking or hiking shoes as the terrain on the paths can be uneven. I would be concerned about taking very... More 

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This national park surprised us. My son and I were on a road trip and noticed that we would be passing by this National Park on the way back home. We decided to stop and see it. This place is stunning and beautiful. My son liked this park the best of all the parks we had seen on the trip.

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Valdosta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We viewed the Canyon coming in from the north on Colorado 92. The scenery was outstanding with the trees turning and the rock formations in the canyon walls. We crossed the canyon to the south side and joined highway 50 at Sapinera headed towards Montrose. Due to time element we didn't stop in at the Monument HQ. We'll save that... More 

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