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Pulpit Rock Overlook

Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Black Canyon screams beauty

There is nothing I can say negative about the Black Canyon and this overlook is no different. Take... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
USPS497
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Gaylord, Michigan
Expansive Views of the River & Canyon

The parking for the short trail to the overlook is 1.8 miles (2.9k) west of the visitor center... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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This scenic point offers dramatic views of the surrounding area.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good13%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Reviewed 20 June 2017

There is nothing I can say negative about the Black Canyon and this overlook is no different. Take the time, see it with your own eyes, you won't be sorry.

Thank USPS497
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The parking for the short trail to the overlook is 1.8 miles (2.9k) west of the visitor center along South Rim Road. While Black Canyon is not at its deepest, narrowest nor steepness at this point, it was still one of our favorites as the...More

Thank Steve1362
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Every stop offers a different view of the canyon. Don't miss a single one. Walk to the view is not difficult and it is an easy park to view.

Thank Sggypsy
Reviewed 16 January 2017

If you're in a hurry to see it all and don't want to spend much time getting there, a short hike on the Warner Trail will bring you to this overlook. It's a long way down, but you have a good view of the river....More

2  Thank USAwalkers
Reviewed 31 August 2016

This is perhaps one of the best spots to get great views of the Black Canyon. The short trek to the viewpoint areas will allow you to see clear to the canyons bottom and Gunnison River below. Hang on to your kid's hand though! It...More

2  Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 2 July 2016

This view is good if you want to try to hike to the base/river from the rim. It is a very challenging hike and you must registrar with the rangers befroe you start. Have good boots and water. We saw folks try this in gym...More

2  Thank Lahti56
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison has been an unexpected beauty . A lot of spots aside the road allow to view incredible views. Strongly suggested to walk a bit to see from the observation points.

Thank fbonfi
Reviewed 18 November 2015

All the overlooks along the south rim drive are spectacular, and each shows a different aspect of the canyon's geology. The light is different at each, too... giving the photographers a chance to capture views at each place. This overlook shows both sides of the...More

1  Thank Lissa M
Reviewed 29 September 2015

nice photo op pull off....It is worth the stop to take pix ! Tied in nice with the film @ the visitors center !

Thank Norm BEAR L
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Pulpit Rock gives a good view of the difference in the weathering erosion of the north and south faces of the canyon. Awesome view. Each viewpoint presents a different angle of the gorge.

Thank Knox10SC
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