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How can something 60 miles long, and 1/2 mile deep feel 'intimate'?

Perhaps it's because you can get so close to the rim, that you can hang your toes over the side--if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SunnyStPaulMN
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St Paul MN
Wonderfully deserted on a Monday in August

This was fantastic. We drove here from Glenwood Springs (which is a drive that manages to be... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
PlanetByTrain
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London, United Kingdom
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps it's because you can get so close to the rim, that you can hang your toes over the side--if you dare! Or because the opposite side of this 1/2-mile deep gorge is so near, you can easily see climbers on the other side. From...More

Thank SunnyStPaulMN
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This was fantastic. We drove here from Glenwood Springs (which is a drive that manages to be spectacular and relaxing, which is a nice combo) and couldn't believe how remote and empty it was. We parked at the ranger station and dropped off our $20...More

Thank PlanetByTrain
Reviewed 3 September 2018

So many views of the area. There are places to hike..many photographic locations..parking is no problem. The other posters have really covered the area so there is little I can add.

Thank MJGoldfarb
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Been there multiple times. Go to all the scenic overlooks. Spectacular scenery. Caution, monitor children very carefully and keep them next to you, Some cliff drops are over 2,000 feet.

Thank Delmar G
Reviewed 16 August 2018

The whole areas is great if you like the outdoors. You can make the hikes as easy or as difficult as you like. The Visitors Center is very helpful and has good maps. Camping and RV spots are great but basic The overlook stops along...More

Thank 1234Col
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a national park in western Colorado in two sections - north and south rims. Although relatively close as the crow flies, it's about a 2 hour drive between the two rims. We visited the north rim, which is much...More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 1 July 2018

As much fun as the south rim and the east portal road are, you must go to the north rim to truly appreciate the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Each major pull off from Rim Road has a relatively close viewing point where you can...More

6  Thank rodietraveler
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Driving to the North Rim from the south has beautiful scenery but the driver needs to drive slow & keep eyes on the road. It's curvy,steep, no guard rails (so they can plow in the winter) & deer. Glad we weren't on the outside lane...More

Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed 23 May 2018

I haven't been the south rim but the north rim had awesome views within a short distance of the road. We weren't able to get a campsite but there is BLM land right outside the park. There is an easy 3 mi out and back...More

2  Thank h2omusc
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I've lived in the area for years but until recently didn't make the time to visit the Black Canyon's North Rim. It's amazing! I took the scenic route back to Montrose--and you should too! HIghway 92 between the Park and Hwy 50 is one of...More

2  Thank navkaren
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