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Address: Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Excellent information in a wonderful log building.

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Very helpful Park Rangers

We were visiting SW NPs' arrived at Gunnison NP about an hour before VC closing and the Park Rangers were very helpful. We managed to do a quick tour and returned the next day to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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New Rochelle, New York
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New Rochelle, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting SW NPs' arrived at Gunnison NP about an hour before VC closing and the Park Rangers were very helpful. We managed to do a quick tour and returned the next day to do a more through tour. We sensibly avoided the longer/harder hikes, but all that we did manage were worth our time/efforts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small visitor center but they offer information and a great film that explains how the canyon has evolved over time. Staff is helpful. Viewpoints of the canyon are nearby.

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New Ulm, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small but worthwhile visitor center that offers a short film, a diorama of the canyon,maps, information, and a an orientation to the park. There is an amazing overlook just off the back of the Visitor Center. Amazed that there were no modern restroom facilities and we had to wait outdoors in a long line to use the pit toilets. Seriously?... More 

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Cary, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting national park that revolves the Gunnison river gorge. While it's not as deep as the Grand Canyon, the narrowness of it actually makes it feel more dramatic than the Grand Canyon. You really get the sense of the steep cliffs and the deepness. There are many good overlooks, most of which only require a short walk... More 

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Highland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

An absolutely beautiful park!! There was a few inches of very powdery snow the morning of our visit which only enhanced the beauty of the park. We enjoyed a beautiful contrast of autumn color and winter weather. This was a real treat for drought stricken Southern Californians!! The views from all the viewpoints were stunning. Access to the viewpoints requires... More 

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Potomac,
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The visitor's center is a great stop to get an overview of the canyon from the displays and the short film is very well made. Who knew that the Black Canyon owes its national park status to the tireless letter writing campaign of a Presbyterian minister? Great details about the early explorers of the canyon. Also lovely path and overlook... More 

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Denison, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit. Great visitor center. We drove the north rim and stopped at each lookout point to take short hikes for the awesome views and photos. It was a cool day so we left our dogs in the car but many people had dogs on leashes on the trails with them. Some points had picnic tables and people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful little visitors center with tons of information and displays to look at. A video presentation is also available. Restrooms and a water fountain are also available. The staff were very helpful. There's a great trail to here as well as from here. Amazing views steps away.

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Sierra Vista
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Make sure you watch the 20 minute video before driving around. I really didn't want to watch it, but am so glad we did. It was fascinating. Staff was very nice and helpful.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This visitor center is typical of others in the National Parks system. It will provide you will good information specific to Black Canyon NP and the rangers on hand can guide you to points of interest you are seeking. The gift shop is small, but provides guidebooks and souvenirs of fairly wide variety. Worth a stop here during your visit... More 

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