We spent 2 days visiting the Black Canyon National Park. In order to see both rims, you can drive north through Delta or South and see the Curecanti National Recreation Area. We drove both routes and really enjoyed the route through Curecanti. The route is 30 minutes longer, but allow more time for photos and scenic views. In addition, if you have the opportunity to drive an additional 16 miles one-way from the south rim towards Gunnison, continue east on 50 past 92. On this route next to the reservoir, you will drive past a great view of the pinnacles and see the entire body of water.
Since we wanted full days for hiking at the canyon, we stayed one night in Gunnison and one night in Montrose. There are also hikes in Curecanti, but we did not leave enough time to explore because we did not know about the park previously.
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