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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” (142 reviews)
“visitor center” (89 reviews)
“south rim” (163 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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"national park"
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"visitor center"
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"south rim"
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"the river"
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"warner point"
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"hidden gem"
in 23 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 19 reviews
"couple hours"
in 8 reviews
"east portal road"
in 30 reviews
"grand junction"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 11 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 14 reviews
"nature trail"
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"well worth the visit"
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"hour drive"
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"take your breath away"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were touring and stopped to take a look at the canyon. There are amazing views from many viewpoints - and they are vertigo inducing. There is just so much open space and the canyon is so deep. The place we stopped had no guardrails,...More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We spent one month in Montrose in February and visited the Black Canyon of Gunnison NP. We’ve seen some awesome NP’s, we didn’t know what to expect? We’ve seen larger and deeper, however this park is a must see. We saw it in snow so...More

2  Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This was my 3rd hike out west and I decided to do a short 6 mile out and back with 2 nights of camping down in the canyon. Very peaceful, especially right next to the water. Was the only down there when I went so...More

2  Thank Jason B
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Great camping which is rarely busy right down on the river. Fishing from the CG to the dam is decent but expect to see more fish than you catch, they are smart and see a lot of lures. East Portal road is a great drive...More

1  Thank likeparty
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

What an amazing park! There is a ton to see and do. We first had a ranger-led walk along a canyon rim, we did the Junior Ranger program, we drove along amazing viewpoints, and we hiked, hiked, hiked.

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is such a pretty place! If you're in area of Gunnison don't miss it. It's back off the main highway and if you don't watch it you can miss it. Make sure you stop at the shop at the corner of 347 and 50....More

Thank Mary B
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

We stopped here this past summer, as we on a Colorado adventure, trying to get to as many National Parks as we could. We stopped at many of the lookouts and did many of the short trails. Each lookout gives you a different perspective of...More

Thank lovethemtn
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a must visit place in Colorado. The canyon is amazing and scary at the same time. The place is good for camping.

1  Thank SWAP19
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Close to Crestte Butte Ski Area and Blue Mesa largest lake in Colorado and the state record for a mackanaw trout over 40 lbs. This has a fantastic view and you can go to the bottom and take a river boat ride up the river...More

Thank jackson5555
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Entry fee of $15 per vehicle, no charge with NPS Senior Pass. We did not have high expectations of Black Canyon prior to visiting. Following our 14 mile driving tour along South Rim Road and stopping at the overlooks to view the sights, we were...More

Thank Ron T
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Sue U
13 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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