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Address: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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High altitude point from which to view the canyon.

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Worth the walk

great overlook. bring your camera! remote but beautiful, grateful it has been preserved as a park. makes you realize how precious water is.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2016
Viriam1
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Eugene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

great overlook. bring your camera! remote but beautiful, grateful it has been preserved as a park. makes you realize how precious water is.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This is the awesome view that's accessible from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison visitor's center. Just go out the back door and follow the stone stairs. The viewing platform is set right on the edge of the cliff that plunges straight down to the bottom on the canyon, with views of the Gunnison River. I can get weirded out... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This is one of the premier views of the canyon and is accessible form the rear of the Visitor Center. A set of stone stairs takes you down to a precipice hanging straight over the Gunnison so far below. Takes your breath away if you have any shyness for heights.

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Thank Knox10SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Gunnison Point is more open, the rocks are as steep but sort of less jagged, more sheer walls. It's not to be missed if you're in Black Canyon. As I've reviewed for Tomichi Point and Black Canyon previously: this is a great destination if you have less time or smaller kids and don't want to delve into the Grand Canyon... More 

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Sibrina Czech republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This point is close to visitor centre,just a few steps down.From this point you can see directly to the deep on the river Gunnison.Nice views to the canyon.

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Thank Ludek S
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I stopped here as part of my cross country road trip, it was fantastic. I took beautiful pictures and it was a really nice day. I did not hike much of the trails because they are "rough" and I was not prepared to do a lot of hiking in the middle of summer. It would be a pretty awesome place... More 

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Thank Cheryl J
Jenks, OK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Extremely challenging hiking and not recommended for the average hiker. No established trail and lots of loose rock and boulders. Wear a helmet and protective gear. Not good for large groups as it is so steep that boulders often don't stop. Check with the park ranger.... I love hiking but this one has hazards beyond your control, especially with multiple... More 

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Thank Joe H
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

The Black Canyon provides spectacular views and is a fascinating place for the entire family. Some parts of it remind me alot of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. This is rugged country - don't expect river access in the park. Recommended for an afternoon tour.

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Thank Lon B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2011

This was just a beautiful place. Lots of scenery and animals. Great trails to hike. Will defiantly go back!

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