We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Phone Number:
+1 970-641-2337
Website
Description:

7-mile scenic drive through the park.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 120 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 91
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great drive

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
oldcartrader
,
Odessa, Texas
Add Photo Write a Review

120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 107: English reviews
Odessa, Texas
Level Contributor
53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Helpful?
Thank oldcartrader
Beaverton, Oregon, United States
Level Contributor
75 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank Nowzar A
washington state
Level Contributor
354 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 502 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, NPS! truly enjoy the Black Canyon!

Helpful?
Thank okeedoke
United States
Level Contributor
701 reviews
507 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank AAHolt
New Ulm, MN
Level Contributor
267 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
Thank AlumniGuy
Cary, NC
Level Contributor
434 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 the deepness. There are many good overlooks, most of which only require a short walk... More 

Helpful?
Thank viperflt
Loveland, Colorado
Level Contributor
139 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 narrow width and depth, it was unique in our experience. If we had the time... More 

Helpful?
Thank EddieC1954
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Love this area and it is all paved where as north rim is not. Great views and you can take it at your pace with lots of turn outs.

Helpful?
Thank Mary H
Belgium
Level Contributor
285 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Since they are all very short I'd suggest you to take all the stops you can, else your visit to Black Canyon will be over very fast ;) And of course the views are awesome.

Helpful?
Thank Gwen_BE
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

& mile drive with a number of overlooks and short hikes. Probably about 3 hours to do it all fully. Canyon is excellent and this is the best introduction.

Helpful?
Thank Michael W

Travelers who viewed South Rim Road also viewed

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
 
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
 

Been to South Rim Road? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of South Rim Road and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from South Rim Road staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?