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Address: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Less visited but wonderfully scenic area.

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My favorite rim of the canyon

Doing both the south and north rims is tough in a single day, but well worth the effort. We stayed in Montrose, so it was easier for us to do the north rim on a separate day. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
Lissa M
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Kent, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

my previous attempt at a review got "shot down" by TripTravAdv as i tried to direct any readers to my "blog" -- as there are pixures and a description of an ordeal i underwent there (the local run-club's annual along-the-edge road races). so ... the Black Canyawn is, on the average, about as deep as the Grand -- but considerably... More 

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Doing both the south and north rims is tough in a single day, but well worth the effort. We stayed in Montrose, so it was easier for us to do the north rim on a separate day. The drive from Delta is gorgeous, through fruit orchards and pastureland. As you wind through the start of the mountain range, the rock... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Take time to head to the north rim. Much better overlooks of the canyon and less crowded (not the south rim is crazed). Bring a bike and go from ranger office down the whole overlook road.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The first half of the trail has nice views of the canyon then it's through the trees which is nice on a hot day. Once you see the sign "Exclamation Point", keep following the trail to the end. You have the most beautiful unobstructed view of the river directly below.

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

All I can say is "don't give up" and make the drive to this most remote portion of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If coming from the east, take Hwy. 92 just after passing the Mesa Verde Reservoir and enjoy the winding road that hugs the canyon. Don't fail to stop at Hermit's Rest for a snack... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

The North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is more remote and less crowded than the South Rim. We stayed at the campground which only has 13 sites and most are suited for tents only, which we were happy about. We drove the rim and enjoyed breathtaking views of the canyon. We were treated to a thunder storm... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Like what every reviews here said, the views of the canyon here are very beautiful and breathtaking No hike is required to enjoy the view, thus elderly or children will be able to enjoy it as well. I was here during labor day weekend and it was very quiet. At most, there were only 4 cars at one stop, but... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A less traveled route by most of the tourists so the viewing areas are very quiet and just not too many people around, we actually liked it more than the South Rim other than the painted wall, the view for that on the south rim is really fantastic but do NOT skip this drive, totally worth it and lots more... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We drove up into the camping area to walk the trail to view the north rim. It was easy to find, and the trail was conveniently marked with number posts so I was sure we weren't lost. I was there with my husband and 6 year old son, so the well maintained trail helped me feel secure. The view from... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

By any means go to the North Rim of this NP. Not only the rim drive itself is worth the effort but the road leading there (CO92) is very scenic.

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