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Great NP

A very different type of National Park than I have been to before. Can do this in one afternoon... read more

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Darren C
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Visiting the National Parks of Colorado

We would have loved to do the North Rim Road, but we don't have a 4-wheel drive auto. The South... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Santa Rosa, California
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7-mile Scenic Drive Through The Park.
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A very different type of National Park than I have been to before. Can do this in one afternoon through south rim drive. Couple of the viewpoints couldn’t get great picture from but some of the others the view was perfect. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would have loved to do the North Rim Road, but we don't have a 4-wheel drive auto. The South Rim Road is fantastic to see all of the deep ravines, and cliff walls. Great place for people who love geology.

Thank lovesporsches
Reviewed 15 August 2018

The canyon is wonderful to see. Very deep, narrow, and dark. Rim trails are a great way to see it. They are relaitively flat and easy for non-hikers. You can also drive around the rim and go to different pull-outs. We went down to the...More

1  Thank hatchchilepepper
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Beautiful views at each pull off. Some hiking involved but not overwhelming. We really enjoyed this park.

Thank stevencX6488ZQ
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The South Rim Road is the most accessible and most used road to see Black Canyon. The road itself is in good condition and there was more than enough space at viewpoints to park our 30ft long camper. Every viewpoint is worth your while.

Thank traveladdict3500
Reviewed 18 July 2018

What a fantastic place, the canyon. And the best way to see if is from the multiple stops along the south rim drive. Take your bike and leave the car at the visitors center. It is a bit uphill going out, but a great way...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This short road connects many of the overlooks and the visitor center. It doesn't take long to drive the length of the road -- it's worthwhile to see the whole park, which can be done in half a day.

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

If going to black canyon of the Gunnison the south rim road is a must. The entrance fee to the park is $20 for a car with passengers. This road takes you to the visitor center and the main look out points as well as...More

Thank The-Randall-Clan
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

When visiting the Black Canyon, drive the South Rim Road. There are multiple viewpoints with parking. Use the brochure provided by the park as a map of the drive. The drive offers views of some of the steepest cliffs and oldest rocks in the US....More

Thank Tread_Morr
Reviewed 20 June 2018

When you stand on the south rim road overlook, a black, and deep gorge almost make you dizzy while the breath taking beauty also keep you there, and want to see more. The 17 mile road needs more than 3 hours to stop each overlook,...More

2  Thank Jenny201110
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11 July 2017|
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Response from landhk | Reviewed this property |
Probably not on the driving part. I would say it depends on how severe the phobia is.
5 May 2017|
Response from Still-Runningwater |
At some of the larger overlooks, but it depends a great deal on how busy the park is.
Steve S
21 June 2015|
Response from Still-Runningwater |
I assume you are talking South Rim only. I like hiking and spending time in any natural area, but I do not dawdle. The East Portal Drive (2-4hrs), the Warner hike (1 hr) and the Oak Flat Trail (1-3 hrs) and stopping at... More