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South Rim Road

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
+1 970-641-2337
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Stunning Views!!!

I had been wanting to visit this park for a few years and finally got the chance, but had only an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lee Ann W
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Birmingham, Alabama
Stunning views!

If you can only visit a few lookouts, go to cedar point (better view of the painted wall and river... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bizzled
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7-mile Scenic Drive Through The Park.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“the river” (15 reviews)
“great drive” (8 reviews)
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been wanting to visit this park for a few years and finally got the chance, but had only an afternoon. I opted to explore in the South Rim Drive, and it was a good choice. It took me about 3-1/2 hours to "do"...More

Thank Lee Ann W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you can only visit a few lookouts, go to cedar point (better view of the painted wall and river) and cross fissures view. We also recommend taking a picnic lunch down to the bottom along the East Portal Road, here you can have a...More

Thank Bizzled
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you only have half a day in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park area, do the south rim road. Lots of turn-outs along the drive with short walks to overlook observation points, each with beautiful views.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Back in 1983, a friend and I made a trip west to Colorado to see a number of parks and monuments, and this place was supposed to be on our itinerary. After going as far west as Grand Junction, we headed back east and somehow...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The drive itself winds along the North rim of the canyon, with a number of "viewpoints" along the way. Stop at each one, as they are different, and offer a significant variation on the "oh, this is a deep gorge" theme! Take your camera, and...More

Thank OlivierAustralis
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We have been wanting to get to the Black Canyon for awhile, but it is somewhat off the beaten track. We were glad to see it. It is unique, the canyon is fairly narrow and the raging river below not visible from every overlook. It...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

I had never heard of Black Canyon of the Gunnison before I began planning this trip. I am so glad we made the stop. The South Rim Drive is seven miles of beauty with many overlooks. Most of them involve a short walk to get...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

What a terrific find - spectacular views from all of the 11 lookouts on this drive. This is a little visited National Park that should be on people's bucket list. Unless you take extended hikes you can see the sights in about 3 hours. We...More

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Take your camera and take as many shots as you can. Unparalleled views and safe viewpoints to make your journey a memorable one.

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

One of the newer National Parks, it's growing in popularity and I can see why. Very breathtaking views, A hikers paradise, Cross county ski, snowshoe in the winter, Camp in the summer and just enjoy the natural beauty of one of Colorado's best parks

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RPIBUFF
11 July 2017|
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Response from landhk | Reviewed this property |
Probably not on the driving part. I would say it depends on how severe the phobia is.
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jandjlong
4 May 2017|
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Response from Still-Runningwater |
At some of the larger overlooks, but it depends a great deal on how busy the park is.
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Steve S
21 June 2015|
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Response from Still-Runningwater |
I assume you are talking South Rim only. I like hiking and spending time in any natural area, but I do not dawdle. The East Portal Drive (2-4hrs), the Warner hike (1 hr) and the Oak Flat Trail (1-3 hrs) and stopping at... More
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