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Address: 102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
Phone Number: +1 970-249-1914 ext. 23
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Canyon for which this national park was named.

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You must see it!

If you are ever within 50, no 100 miles, of Black Canyons of the Gunnisson (either North or South rim), you must make a couple/few hours to visit it! Your first view impression... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sacramento
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414 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove out of our way to visit this park but that isn't unusual for us. Unfortunately the rim road was closed due to snow. Wish we had seen more.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are afraid of heights, this place could be a great choice to help you conquer your fear, and the best time is when combined with snow. (We tried to hike the oak flat trail after snow, and it just too scary to proceed). The trails and trail maps are a little bit confusing. The trail head of dragon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are ever within 50, no 100 miles, of Black Canyons of the Gunnisson (either North or South rim), you must make a couple/few hours to visit it! Your first view impression will really surprise you and quickly ask "Why haven't I heard of this sooner?". I think an amazing close experience as The Grand Canyon in the Southwest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Drive and hike along the rim of the canyon and get great views of the canyon and the river way down below. The jagged walls of the canyon are spectacular!

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no such thing as a stroll down to the Gunnison River in Black Canyon National Park. You either need to be a bird or satisfied peering off of spectacular overlooks. The Park kindly lets you know how many yards it is to the death defying drops at named turn outs. The paths are well maintained. My friend who... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Black Canyon of the Guinnson over a long weekend in early November. We had great weather and hiked down to the river. The views are amazing and it was not crowded. I'd highly recommend.

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Tulare, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a road trip through Colorado and on our route from ouray over to Colorado Springs, we stopped for a few hours here. We are thankful we did as it felt we were looking at a blacker-version of the Grand Canyon. Amazing views along the rim's pullouts. There seemed to be opportunities for great hikes as well, however... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We have visited the Black Canyon several times and particularly like the north rim drive. This is not your normal canyon. The depth and narrowness of the canyon makes it unique. It is said that the name Black Canyon is because the sun reaches the bottom of the canyon for such a small part of the day. There are great... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was my second visit to the park. The views are impressive, and you are able to drive from viewpoint to viewpoint without lengthy waking. The viewpoints themselves are quite impressive. Do add this to your list of places to visit.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This National Park had some amazing views of a deep, dark canyon. It is really different than other parks, so it is worth a visit. There is a scenic drive with short walks to viewpoints. It is the kind of park that has good viewpoints and lots of hikes. You can take as much time and do as much as... More 

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