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Address: 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

Canyon for which this national park was named.

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Black Canyon in Gunnison is a gem. Be careful of the weather. It may be 65* and sunny out but the trails could be snow covered and muddy so be prepared to carry your walking... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tampa, Florida
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Black Canyon in Gunnison is a gem. Be careful of the weather. It may be 65* and sunny out but the trails could be snow covered and muddy so be prepared to carry your walking sticks with altered tips. We walked from the ranger station to the campground to have lunch. Every view was beautiful but sometimes we lost track... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love having a National Park right here in my hometown. It's so much fun to take everyone that comes to visit me. I love going to relax and fish the river or to sit up at the top and listen to the rushing water down below. Such gorgeous views!

Thank Ashley S
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An unexpected delight off the beaten track, this rarely-mentioned natural spot is worth the side-trip. Gorgeous views, deep-deep canyons and a vibe that beats the bigger park beasts, you’d be remiss if you skipped this one. It’s a bit awkward to get to, but it’s worth it. Discover this photogenic gem before the crowds move in.

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La Junta, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most breathtaking visits we have made. The canyons are deep and steep and it is hard to keep driving without wanting to stop and take more pictures. It is unbelievable how beautiful the mountains are there.

Thank Naomi M
Brooklet, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Spectacular gorges, narrow canyon walls, cascades and rapids almost inaccessible without great effort.... Figure in almost NO tourists and traffic, meaning no competition for space and peace... Add to that an almost complete absence of light pollution (read almost complete darkness) and you've discovered a perfect spot for those amateur astronomers and other other-worldly enthusiasts who desire to peruse the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

"The little Grand Canyon" The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is amazingly beautiful. Make sure you go in the early part of the day so the canyon is not in shadow! This is an awesome place, great for driving, hiking, easy trails & harder trails, family friendly & gorgeous

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Monmouth, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This truly is a spectacular place! It is unusual, it is stupendous and awe inspiring, it was not crowded during our visit and one choose their own way to experience it. There are amazing sights to see for all levels of fitness and ability and the vistas will show you a new slant on big canyons and photographic opportunities. This... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

No handrails to interrupt the appreciation of this massive place. To look down is to look down quite a ways.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

At the Visitors Center we watched a video and had a picnic lunch on an outside bench. From here we hiked on the Oak Flat Trail for approximately 1 ½ hours and had a good view of the Visitors Center perched on a ledge in the distance. Then we drove on the seven-mile long South Rim Road, stopping at 9... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The canyon is "black" because the walls in this narrow canyon are shaded most of the day. The Gunnison River is a long way down, and you can see many formations and colors on the canyon walls. We hiked on the Warner Point Nature trail, which starts near the visitor center. For a small fee, you can purchase a trail... More 

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