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Address: Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Excellent information in a wonderful log building.

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Drive around the Black Canyon on CO Hwy 92 is amazing!

While we actually did not stop at the Visitor Center, we were thrilled by the drive west along the north rim on Colorado Highway 92 from Sapinero to Hotchkiss. There were several... read more

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While we actually did not stop at the Visitor Center, we were thrilled by the drive west along the north rim on Colorado Highway 92 from Sapinero to Hotchkiss. There were several views from the car down into the dark canyon to the Gunnison River that were breathtaking. I wish there had been some pull-outs so you could stop and... More 

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Eugene
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

One of the more out of the way parks i have visited but well worth the trip. The visitor center is very scenic, with great overlooks into the Gunnison valley. The center has a very nice film on the history of development of the area that i found well worth watching.

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indianapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The visitor center has models of the canyon and geologic information on how the Canyon was formed. There are some guided hikes available but was too hot when we attended. A must stop if you go to the park.

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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited and toured the rim. Excellent visitor centre, great information boards at view points and short walks. Great value at $15 for a car load.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery all through the canyon was amazing. The visitor center had great information to tell how the canyon was formed and discovered.

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Thank Sonja W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have a Passport Book and most of time it is hard to find the stamp. Then you look for sticker for park. This park had them together. We enjoyed the visit.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Facility well done, well staffed, great views, short and good info video. Worth a visit as you tour the rim. Many overlooks on the south rim (12, I think they said), and the canyon model was really neat, gave good perspective of the canyon.

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Duncan, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Proud to have met one of the rangers there who served in the US Army in the infantry! Thank you for your service young man!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great visitor center with helpful Rangers. A nice spot for photos and gifts. The overlook is amazing.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Do see the movie and get a sense of the history of the canyon, check out the exhibits, ask questions of the helpful rangers and get a great view of the canyon. Follow the guide and stop for sure at the 3 must-dos, and go to the other stops at will.

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