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“Do not pass this by!!”

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Canyon for which this national park was named.
Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was truly amazing! So many picture opportunities. We stood in awe as we looked out over the canyon from the visitor center overlook. Really worth turning off the main road for. GO!!

1  Thank Frand1953
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Wonderful overlooks of an amazing canyon! Everyone we met was friendly and full of knowledge about the history of the area. The Park Service does a great job with presenting this natural wonder.

1  Thank drumgirl50
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

The views are breathtaking, dangerous poorly maintained trails and overlooks, no decent toilets, no parking. If you bring children please please watch them close. I was so disappointed I only went to the South Rim. The staff however, are great

1  Thank pat c
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Breathtaking scenery awaits you at The Black Canyon of the Gunnison. We spent an evening and half a day here exploring the different scenic look out points and then making the drive to the bottom. A full day would probably be enough time to hit the highlights but if you want to hike and take your time then maybe 2 days would be better. We camped here too so I'll review that separately.

Definitely see the spot behind the visitors center and see the film shown inside the visitor's center. If you can't stop at all the spots along the drive then make sure you see the Painted Wall - absolutely gorgeous! Check with the Rangers inside the visitor's center for advice on planning your visit if you have limited time.

Well worth the visit here - don't miss this!

2  Thank Dep_DFW
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

A beautiful scenic drive with amazing views that are total unexpected. Many of the walks to the viewpoints are 200 to 300 yards from the parking area (and there are a few that are further). You can spend as little or as much time here as you wish. It’s definitely worth the visit.

Thank Richard E
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