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Canyon for which this national park was named.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Reviewed yesterday

Black Canyon Park is absolutely stunning. The south rim drive cliff views will leave you speechless. Take the time to stop at each pull off overlook and take the short hikes to the edge! Each one offers unique views of the plummeting cliffs. My husband...More

Thank 321Naturelover
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous scenery. Fun hikes. Beautiful overlooks. You can easily see it all in one day. Not crowded like some of the well known parks - Arches and Zion for instance. Hiking a few of the trails really gives you much better views!

Thank Paradise731475
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were advised by locals in nearby Delta to head to the North Rim first and were not disappointed. It was almost deserted (only 2 other people there). The chasm view point is really spectacular. This is one hell of a deep, dark and forbidding...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a National Park not to be missed. It is breathtaking. The history is fascinating. Be sure to take in the film in the visitor's center. Very informative.

Thank lovesporsches
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had no idea what to expect of this canyon, so it was a complete surprise to find such a gorgeous place. The black rock flashing with bits of quartz and mica, the rambling blue river at the bottom, and the overall landscape made this...More

2  Thank ParkAddict
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My hopes were not necessarily so high as we have seen pretty much all major canyons in U.S. But luckily my fears were in vain. We drove the whole south rim and checked almost all lookout points....just beautiful and not too much tourists. Then drove...More

3  Thank Jukka W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was fantastic. We drove to the North Rim from Glenwood Springs (which is a drive that manages to be spectacular and relaxing, which is a nice combo) and couldn't believe how remote and empty it was. We parked at the ranger station and dropped...More

Thank PlanetByTrain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very lovely park. Reminded me of a mini Grand Canyon. Definitely go! Nice visitor center as well.

Thank sramsdell94
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the places that you should visit if you are into Nature and are in the area... View is unbelievable and you can almost feel like flying -- but!!! DO NOT TRY IT!!!! Just enjoy the view!!!!

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot for scenery photography - steep cliffs with drops as well as rock formations. The map from the visitor's center is very helpful. You can spend hours hiking or just admitting the views. It is also a nice drive around the...More

1  Thank MJGoldfarb
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hmli
August 28, 2018|
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Response from Gary F | Reviewed this property |
We just kind of took off exploring for about a day and it is hard to retrace. Park Service can help you as you enter the park.
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M S
May 19, 2018|
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
Black Canyon Don’t know much about the Dunes NP?
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SueU28
January 12, 2017|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delayed reply. There is a "Main" South entrance and another North entrance. I've done both. I recommend just the South and you can easily do it in 1/2 a day, giving it plenty of time. There is a small visit... More
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