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Black Canyon

102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
+1 970-249-1914 ext. 23
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Canyon for which this national park was named.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national park” (135 reviews)
“the river” (125 reviews)
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102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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+1 970-249-1914 ext. 23
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Must see. Only takes a few hours. It's deep, steep, and narrow. Lots of well groomed viewing points from South rim. Will try hiking trails sometime later.

Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is for the Warner Point Nature Trail at the end of South Rim Drive, a well-kept but moderate hike for me (1.5 miles with a couple of steep (but easy) places cumulatively providing about 200 feet of elevation changes). OK for mature hikers: I’ve...More

Thank centaur41
Reviewed 3 days ago

this place was great the views were breath taking. loved it and wish i had more time to spend you could take a couple days to see everything

Thank blueman66
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wow, what a place and story. Black Canyon has awesome beauty. We did the South rim and saw beautiful colors, gourgeous cliffs, and awesome rock formations. I do not recommend this for children though. Some trials and overlooks require discipline. Take the time to watch...More

Thank BSC12
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the 2nd largest canyon in the USA; Grand Canyon being the first and Yosemite in third place. This is a must see! Absolutely breathtaking ~ the hiking options are plentiful and the visitor center has a plethora of information to fulfill every question...More

Thank Janelle G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Black Canyon Park in Southwest Colorado is very rugged and scenic. The views down from the overlook points are arresting. Perhaps the shadows at the bottom early and late in the day give the canyon its name - but most of the time, the...More

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful scenic visit and a must-see if you are in the area. There are many scenic overlooks - some are a short walk and others are longer, which makes for a nice hike. If not used to the elevation, take your time and bring water....More

Thank chandlerguera
Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess you can't please everyone. I've never been to the Grand Canyon. I never saw the need. After this though I many reconsider. I was awed. The beauty and yet the savage strength it took to carve it over the millennia. Wow

Thank Domina57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This park is amazing! It's huge! We went down to every overlook, it is amazing. Loved every bit of this park.

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us explored the Black Canyon of Gunnison Nat'l Park. We loved the dramatic views, sheer cliffs, and unexpected sights at each stop. The park has lookout points where you park and then walk short distances to and from each view. If you stopped...More

Thank Patty J
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Sue U
12 January 2017|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delayed reply. There is a "Main" South entrance and another North entrance. I've done both. I recommend just the South and you can easily do it in 1/2 a day, giving it plenty of time. There is a small visit... More
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milcikb
22 June 2016|
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Response from Viriam1 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the boat access is on the north side of the river. Didn't go there so I don't know the cost.
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bqmama
10 June 2016|
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Response from calpolite | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I apologize for taking two months to answer, but I just noticed your question. And since you'll be doing the trip in late September I thought I'd reply. Black Canyon is about 30 minute drive from downtown Montrose, so... More
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