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Address: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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+1 970-641-2337
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7-mile scenic drive through the park.

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Beautiful Drive

Not only this drive is very beautiful, but along the way are many view points that are well signed and each has a short hike to get to the sweet spot of the view. Great day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Nowzar A
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only this drive is very beautiful, but along the way are many view points that are well signed and each has a short hike to get to the sweet spot of the view. Great day activity.

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washington state
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

They National Park really designed this road and the turnouts with visitors in mind! Every stop was replete with gorgeous views of the Black Canyon and its surrounding foliage and varied geology. All physical abilities can enjoy this jewel of the park system. Thank you, NPS! truly enjoy the Black Canyon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Plenty of places to park along this scenic drive through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The views are spectacular at each stop.

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New Ulm, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This short road takes you to several scenic turnouts along the beautiful Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The depth of the canyon doesn't allow for much hiking in the area and it is not quite as grand as the Grand Canyon...but still worth a visit.

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Cary, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is an interesting national park that revolves the Gunnison river gorge. While it's not as deep as the Grand Canyon, the narrowness of it actually makes it feel more dramatic than the Grand Canyon. You really get the sense of the steep cliffs and the deepness. There are many good overlooks, most of which only require a short walk... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We've lived in Colorado four years but never made it to the park. But we decided to take the long way home from Moab and stop by. I'm glad we did. The canyon was spectacular. It exceeded our expectations by a wide margin. Considering its narrow width and depth, it was unique in our experience. If we had the time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Love this area and it is all paved where as north rim is not. Great views and you can take it at your pace with lots of turn outs.

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Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Since they are all very short I'd suggest you to take all the stops you can, else your visit to Black Canyon will be over very fast ;) And of course the views are awesome.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

& mile drive with a number of overlooks and short hikes. Probably about 3 hours to do it all fully. Canyon is excellent and this is the best introduction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The whole drive along here is amazing. Terrific views without even getting out of the car, except it's awesome to get out and see all the stops up close for sure! Plenty of stops with any where between 100-600 feet to a view point. Exhausting by end of day because there is so much, which is actually awesome. Well maintained... More 

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