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Canyon for which this national park was named.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our visit to the Black Canyon started at the visitor center, where we viewed a short film about the area. Very worthwhile, informative and interesting. We then hiked a very short distance to view the canyon. Spectacular! We thought it more beautiful (and certainly less...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sincerely-mine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Find time to go to this hidden beauty!! We took a guided hike with Ranger Chris on the first day and learned so much about this beautiful place and why the canyon walls are black. So much history and culture here that you'll never want...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my family's and I favorite National Park. It is never really crowded the Rangers and really nice and informative and the views are great! It is worth spending the night in the campground and doing one of the Ranger night programs

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 January 2019

This is amazing view of nature. Words cannot fully describe. You will not be disappointed if you like unspoiled natural beauty.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 1 January 2019

If you like the Grand Canyon, you will appreciate the stark beauty of this compact park. The canyon viewpoints are dramatic and tight, unlike the expansive views at the Grand Canyon. Very impressive with the Gunnison (?) river flowing deep down in the canyon depths....More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank pfefmeister
Reviewed 8 November 2018

We hiked down into the canyon using the Oak Flat Trail in the wilderness area. You are required to have a wilderness pass, so stop at welcome center first. You actually use that parking lot to hike the trail down. The trail isn’t easy, but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank CavemanHHH
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Another National Park gem that is best appreciated by stopping first at the Visitor Center and watching the movie and/or taking a free ranger-led geology tour! If just passing through on a short visit, highly recommend driving to the end of the South Rim (High...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank webcam13
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Black Canyon Of the Gunnison is a narrow approx. 2000' deep canyon, with a river running thur it. We drove the South Rim Road which has about 10 overlook with parking areas. Our favorite overlooks were Painted Wall, End of the Road, Pulpit Rock and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank webbfoot
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This is one of our country's newest National Parks having changed status from National Monument in 1999. Since it is so new and relatively unknown and also since it is relatively isolated in SW Colorado and not near any major interstate it is really a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank wgm51
Reviewed 21 October 2018

This is a park and walk to overlooks or "down looks" national park with a really nice visitor center. A series of stops allow you different viewpoints to be able to see deep into the canyon and have chance to see the ribbon-like Gunnison River....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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28 August 2018|
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Response from 18GaryF18 | Reviewed this property |
We just kind of took off exploring for about a day and it is hard to retrace. Park Service can help you as you enter the park.
19 May 2018|
Response from stevehV467FM | Reviewed this property |
Black Canyon Don’t know much about the Dunes NP?
12 January 2017|
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Response from CharlieSnyder | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delayed reply. There is a "Main" South entrance and another North entrance. I've done both. I recommend just the South and you can easily do it in 1/2 a day, giving it plenty of time. There is a small visit... More