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Black Canyon Visitor Center

Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Your first stop when visiting Black Canyon

The visitor center is a great place to begin your visit to Black Canyon. If you have children, be... read more

Reviewed today
Tread_Morr
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Russellville, Arkansas
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a gem not many have found

We camped at a private campground in Cimeron, which is near by. The scenic drive at the north rim... read more

Reviewed yesterday
rockymountaincamper
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Excellent information in a wonderful log building.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“visitor center” (23 reviews)
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Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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"plan your visit"
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"informative displays"
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"national park"
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"great displays"
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"staff was very friendly and helpful"
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"ranger mike"
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"hour and half hour"
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"short trail"
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"park rangers were very helpful"
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"south rim"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The visitor center is a great place to begin your visit to Black Canyon. If you have children, be sure to ask about the Jr. Ranger program. At the center, you will find restrooms, a water bottle refill station, park personnel to answer any questions,...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We camped at a private campground in Cimeron, which is near by. The scenic drive at the north rim was really nice. any age and almost any physical ability, could do these short walks to the different scenic overlooks. The scenes were amazing. The painted...More

Thank rockymountaincamper
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a small visitor center but it's a small park. Got my Black Canyon National Park postcard which I collect from all the Parks

Thank Rosemary D
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited the Black Canyon National Park in the middle of June 2018. Senior pass holders are admitted free. The spectacular views are well worth the visit. There are several different overlooks along the rim, as well as a fairly steep road going to the...More

Thank WildlifeWatcher64
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ride with many pull offs to see different views of the canyon. You can also take the East Portal Road, but we were warned very steep and gravel, this will take you to the river. You have to use the same road to get...More

Thank balaczar
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed! What a beautiful place! Visitor center is awesome: includes a gift shop, great displays, wonderful video with the amazing history, and Rangers that take you on tours to the various overlooks. Ranger Mike Marinovich was awesome! Beautiful in the winter too!

Thank scottfamilyranch
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We had a few hours to kill before my sons 4A playoff basketball game in Montrose this past weekend so hustled out to the Black Canyon for some awesome nature. Luckily it snowed a couple inches the night before so the Black Canyon had a...More

Thank jmcguire1969
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

We came to the visitor center, unfortunately in a snowy day, where the roads where closed, and they gave us all hints to make the most of it, doing a small trail around, where we could see at least part of the Black Canyon. We'll...More

Thank ronald p
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This truly is a National Park that I would consider to be a hidden gem. Even if you oly have about 1 hour to spare, I'd still recommend driving to the Visitor's Center for a brief visit. I promise the beautiful view and the alluring...More

Thank Heather H
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Learn all you need to know about how to maximize your time at this hidden wonder. Excellent programs for the public, great views of the canyon, well-stocked bookstore.

Thank Diane W
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