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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Attractions: Places to Visit in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
"We visited the south rim. Good for a car tour for people with disabilities as there are 12 stops with mostly short walks to views of the canyon. Hiking is limited to about 8 miles of trails. Even though it was a beautiful Saturday in late April, I saw nobody on any of the trails except at ov..."erlooks. No mountain bike trails but the place is beautiful.
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"The Black Canyon Of the Gunnison is different from many of the other national parks of the west in that it's smaller size makes you feel that you are more in touch with the canyon. Being so narrow in most places, you have a sense of scale. There seem in be starting and ending points in most areas. N..."ot the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon or Bryce Canyon. You can clearly hear the river down below. As deep as it is, you sometimes feel as it you can touch the opposite side. At one spot the canyon is only forty feet wide.
Visiting in early May, I was often alone on the South Rim drive. Whether sunny or cloudy, you will be treated to an inspiring vista. Clouds wrapping over the rim of the canyon are mesmerizing. My first day was up on the south rim, my second day was done on the canyon floor via the East Portal Road. Don't be scared off by the steep grades. I never felt uncomfortable or near the edge of control. Take the opportunity to see the canyon from above and below. During my visi...
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"This is a park like the Grand Canyon, where the cognizant always say go to the relatively inaccessible side, but we only had one day and I can't imagine that the north side is any better. Nice visitor center, standard Park Service, helpful volunteers. But the canyon is the draw, and the road has s..."everal magnificent view points or short trails to the edge of the canyon. Breathtaking.
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