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Address: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Phone Number: 9706412337
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7-mile scenic drive through the park.

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Views that will take your breath away!

Be sure to allow yourself enough time to stop at the overlooks and at the Visitor's Center (there is an amazing overlook behind the center). We were in awe at the beauty of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
gypsymamma
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Minneapolis
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to allow yourself enough time to stop at the overlooks and at the Visitor's Center (there is an amazing overlook behind the center). We were in awe at the beauty of the canyon and the river far, far below. I'd recommend arriving early as it did get very busy by mid-morning. I'm so glad we got to see... More 

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Addison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many reviews I read said the north rim was more beautiful. But, according to the map it would have added an extra two hours to our trip. Therefore we chose the south rim even if it meant seeing other people and about 20 cars per stop. It was never too crowded to have a wonderful viewing experience. As you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views along this road are stunning. Try to visit in morning and evening so you see how natural light plays with the canyon. The railings at the viewpoints are suitable for adults, but I was nervous with my 5 year old. They can easily slip under or between rails. Just keep a close eye (and hand) on them. The... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This road is only 6 miles long from the visitors Centre. There are 12 spots to view the canyon from and each are worth the stop. Some are 400 yards from the pull out and strong shoes would be advised.

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Elsah, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Family was surprised by this geological wonder. Almost missed it until someone shared information. Well worth the time to visit. Picnic areas not the best.

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Sutton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This road is about 12 miles long and is really easy to drive along. There are plenty of stops along the way to view the canyon. Highly recommended way of seeing the park.

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Downs, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We been to Colorado multiple times and didn't know this place existed. It was a very beautiful drive with amazing views of the steep canyon walls. Nice pull-offs so you could take your time and enjoy the view.

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Flanders, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pictures do not do this amazing scenery justice! You have to see it in person to understand the natural beauty of this canyon. It was truly awe inspiring!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The South Rim Road in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is stunning. It has impressive overlooks and short walks from the car. Be on the lookout for wildlife! Look to the skies for various migratory birds, great horned owl and black bear. Painted Wall View was amazing!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is a beautiful canyon that deserves the time. There are several scenic points and I would recommend stopping at all of them. I could have stayed the entire day looking and plan to return to hike down to the river one day.

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