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South Rim Road

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
+1 970-641-2337
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Seven Miles of Amazing Canyon Views

South Rim Road is a paved road that stretches 7 miles (11.3k) from Tomichi Point near the park’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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So easy to drive and see the many views of the canyon and river. Easy walks to the amazing wonder... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sggypsy
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Atlanta, GA
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  • Very good16%
  • Average1%
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

South Rim Road is a paved road that stretches 7 miles (11.3k) from Tomichi Point near the park’s entrance station to High Point where it dead ends. There are a total of 12 overlooks along the way offering differing views of the amazingly narrow yet...More

1  Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So easy to drive and see the many views of the canyon and river. Easy walks to the amazing wonder of nature.

1  Thank Sggypsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well laid out park road and good short walks to overlooks. Do them all as each one has different views.

1  Thank nriemen
Reviewed January 27, 2017

If you can't walk around at all of the stops, there are plenty of scenic overlooks to enjoy the views from your automobile.

1  Thank oldcartrader
Reviewed December 16, 2016

Not only this drive is very beautiful, but along the way are many view points that are well signed and each has a short hike to get to the sweet spot of the view. Great day activity.

1  Thank Nowzar A
Reviewed December 11, 2016

They National Park really designed this road and the turnouts with visitors in mind! Every stop was replete with gorgeous views of the Black Canyon and its surrounding foliage and varied geology. All physical abilities can enjoy this jewel of the park system. Thank you,...More

4  Thank okeedoke
Reviewed November 28, 2016

Plenty of places to park along this scenic drive through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The views are spectacular at each stop.

1  Thank AAHolt
Reviewed November 19, 2016

This short road takes you to several scenic turnouts along the beautiful Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The depth of the canyon doesn't allow for much hiking in the area and it is not quite as grand as the Grand Canyon...but still worth a visit.

1  Thank AlumniGuy
Reviewed November 5, 2016

This is an interesting national park that revolves the Gunnison river gorge. While it's not as deep as the Grand Canyon, the narrowness of it actually makes it feel more dramatic than the Grand Canyon. You really get the sense of the steep cliffs and...More

4  Thank viperflt
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We've lived in Colorado four years but never made it to the park. But we decided to take the long way home from Moab and stop by. I'm glad we did. The canyon was spectacular. It exceeded our expectations by a wide margin. Considering its...More

1  Thank EddieC1954
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jandjlong
is there enough room at overlooks for RVs?
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Steve S
How much time should I plan on spending at Black Canyon and the Montrose area? More than 1 day?
June 20, 2015|
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