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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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Make sure you watch the 20 minute video before driving around. I really didn't want to watch it, but am so glad we did. It was fascinating. Staff was very nice and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sierra Vista
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make sure you watch the 20 minute video before driving around. I really didn't want to watch it, but am so glad we did. It was fascinating. Staff was very nice and helpful.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This visitor center is typical of others in the National Parks system. It will provide you will good information specific to Black Canyon NP and the rangers on hand can guide you to points of interest you are seeking. The gift shop is small, but provides guidebooks and souvenirs of fairly wide variety. Worth a stop here during your visit... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to go through the visitors center to the back deck, and find the trail to the overlook. Well worth the walk to the bottom of the short trail. Gorgeous overlook into the canyon, and you can see the river way below in the canyon below. Take your camera!

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Colorado Springs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

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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