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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Take it slow & enjoy the drive

Driving to the North Rim from the south has beautiful scenery but the driver needs to drive slow... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rosemary D
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
Easy Access to Canyon Views

I haven't been the south rim but the north rim had awesome views within a short distance of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
h2omusc
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Omaha, Nebraska
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Less visited but wonderfully scenic area.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Driving to the North Rim from the south has beautiful scenery but the driver needs to drive slow & keep eyes on the road. It's curvy,steep, no guard rails (so they can plow in the winter) & deer. Glad we weren't on the outside lane...More

Thank Rosemary D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I haven't been the south rim but the north rim had awesome views within a short distance of the road. We weren't able to get a campsite but there is BLM land right outside the park. There is an easy 3 mi out and back...More

2  Thank h2omusc
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

I've lived in the area for years but until recently didn't make the time to visit the Black Canyon's North Rim. It's amazing! I took the scenic route back to Montrose--and you should too! HIghway 92 between the Park and Hwy 50 is one of...More

1  Thank navkaren
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

The North rim is only about a thousand feet across, but you would think is was a thousand miles. There are basically no crowds, but then again there are no guardrails either. Not every where but in some places. You get different views of the...More

Thank James H
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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Black Canyon of the Gunnison is worth adding to your Colorado itinerary. We were on a road trip, and did the North Rim on the way from Boulder to Ouray. It added to the drive time, but the deviation was worth it! The views are...More

Thank jstwil
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

The road to the north rim, is a hard clay, turns to gravel. The stunning beauty is simply amazing. A restroom is at the end at the turn around. Enjoy a free, but gorgeous canyon...

Thank terrry61
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

If you take the time to drive to the N. Rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison you will not be disappointed. This is an unspoiled place where you will likely not find another group of people. Unfortunately we headed out late afternoon from Gunnison,...More

1  Thank BlackfootDaisy
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

It takes a few hours to get here and see the sights but it is well worth the effort. Some of the views are even better than the South Rim but beware of any of your possessions blowing away as it can be quite windy...More

Thank Highlander022
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

The north rim of the Black Canyon is not easy to reach and that explains the lack of tourists. In fact the road into the north rim is not paved. Please do not miss this extraordinary site. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting the north rim. The...More

Thank Bill A
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Reviewed July 20, 2017

A trail ca. 100-200 yds long leads from official parking lot to fenced overlook, with two picnic tables on the way. For photography, avoid mid-day because overlook faces south.

Thank Van R
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