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Address: Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Grand Junction, Colorado
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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

Thank igot2catz
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank revjcs
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This park is not as well known as many of the others we visited and there weren't many visitors on the Thursday we were there, so it was more peaceful than in some of the parks that had huge crowds. The canyon was carved by the Gunnison River, and the walls of the canyon from the top down to the... More 

Thank loves2travel49
Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The visitors center is at the beginning of the drive through the park. There are bathrooms there, information and maps, and a trail along the rim you can follow.

Thank kayaker332
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This is not your typical crowded National Park. We visited on a Monday and found it not crowded at all. We did the south rim drive and walked all of the lookout trails. This will involve around 8km of walking in total. We also did a ranger led geology tour which was very interesting. This occupied the entire day. If... More 

Thank Colonel_Butler
Longmont, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend NOT driving here on the weekend!! I attempted to drive here from Longmont on a Sunday and encountered several aggressive, mean, speeding drivers!! I get people on my tail if I go the speed limit and pulled over if I go over the speed limit, roads and parking are crowded, I was ran off the road... More 

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Northfield, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Every view and short hike we took was absolutely breathtaking. A little rain didn't stop us. Campgrounds were nice. We had to look for a bigger lot for our tent. We had #5. Beautiful park. Nice visitor center. Great views

Thank mmbeaches
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We spent 2 days at this park and loved every minute of our time even though we had rain off and on during the period we were there. Took a lot of pictures of canyon and did the road trip twice and stopped at every pull off and hiked in the the view points. Took a side trip down the... More 

Thank Robert M
Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Due to weather, the south rim road was closed to traffic the day I visited. I walked about 2/3s of the road, then headed back and decided not to visit a second day since things weren't accessible. On my way out, I asked Paul (who was at the desk) what other things in the area I should look into doing... More 

Thank Leah A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The small visitors center has a gift shop on one side and a small theater showing a short film about the park. There were a couple of picnic tables on the side porch for your use. Go out the back door and follow the steps down to the first viewing area.

Thank pkmsMissouri

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