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We planned to hike down into the canyon. The staff were very helpful in selecting the best trail... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Placitas, New Mexico
Worth stopping at

The South Rim Visitor's Center of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a really cool... read more

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Montrose, Colorado, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO 81401
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned to hike down into the canyon. The staff were very helpful in selecting the best trail for us. Lots of great view right out the door.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The South Rim Visitor's Center of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a really cool place to visit. They carry a very nice selection of books on the area, including books on history, geology, wildlife, water, recreation, and a whole lot more....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the misty rain, the movement of the clouds, sun, rain gave such breathing vistas, it was at time more beautiful than the Grand Canyon, in AZ. I had previously been on the North Rim of the Black Canyon, never the South. So much more...More

Thank FRED W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to get information on Black Canyon. Good view of Black Canyon from deck out back. Better views if you hike a few hundred feet behind building, great views of bottom of canyon and river from this location. Visitors center also good place for...More

Thank webbfoot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly ranger greeted me. Nice displays that tell you about the history of the canton. Nice view from their deck as well.

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends of ours recommended this canyon when we visited Colorado and we are glad we went. Our drive and visit were in rain, but we were able to see the park with a minimum of trouble. The drive into the park has numerous turnouts offering...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

Lots of reasons to stop here. Pick up information and recommendations from the Rangers, see the exhibits and short film of the Canyon, buy some things at the gift shop, as well as see some more great views of the Canyon after a short hike....More

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We visited on a whim. We lived in Colorado Springs a long time ago and never knew this place existed. The lookouts were just amazing! Some were a little steep for my liking but it sure didn’t stop others from leering over the edges. Be...More

Thank Missy R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a typical NP Visitor Center but it is manned by some extremely knowledgeable and helpful Rangers. The one item I wanted that was not available was a sticker of the park for my hiking stick Bring your own food, none available for purchase...More

Thank jwredlabel
Reviewed 25 September 2018

For starters, we did not visit every pullout/vista. We visited the visitor center, the view spot there, and one additional pullout. I previewed this on Google Earth to see what it looked like, and most of the canyon looks the same from one location to...More

Thank F4981JCmichaels
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