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“Incredible!”
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Owner description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
Toledo
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Incredible!”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Very narrow, very steep canyon. This is one of the most beautiful parks in the country. The views are amazing. Several of the overlooks are perched on vertical drops over 1000 feet straight down. There are unlimited photo ops, the scenery is great. Take your time and enjoy this one.

Visited August 2012
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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“A Deep, Dark Canyon”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Pea-green water rushes along at the bottom of a canyon characterized by precipitously steep cliffs. This is the setting that greets visitors to this Colorado national park. We simply sampled the Rim Drive and were suitably impressed.

Visited July 2012
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Palisade, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Really unbelievable! Very exciting! Visitor views with breathtaking drops plummeting to the depths of the river canyon.”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

This is a stunning ride hidden in the outskirts of Montrose! This majestic canyon is amazing and wild; a deep dark rip in the land. There is beautiful vegetation from tiny wild flowers to forests of evergreens. The Gunnison River winds along the bottom of the canyon with great fishing. It leaves you speechless.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Day Trip”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Although you cannot take your dog on the trails, you are allowed to take them on the paths to lookout points. Because there are many lookout points, and some of the paths are several hundred feet, this turned out to be a very relaxing and enjoyable day trip. We both got our exercise, and the views are awesome! Just fantastic! I am going back in the spring when my daughter from Seattle is here.

Visited October 2012
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Budapest, Hungary
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“climb down to the bottom”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

The canyon is stunning already from the rim, but the best part is to climb down to the river. The climb however is far from easy, includes a lot of sidestepping and use of hands (needs some experience, but no special equipment is necessary besides the usual trekking gear). But the view of the rock walls above you absolutely worth it. Ask for a permit at the ranger station, it comes with a detailed explanation of the route and how to avoid any danger.

Visited June 2012
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