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All the viewpoints on the South Rim are very easily accessed from the road and a short walk. You access the East Portal Road just beyond the visitor checkpoint. It’s going to take over an hour to drive down and back up the steep, windy...More
Based on good reviews here, we drove down to the bottom. You can see the river and cliffs there. For some reason, I was not impressed. The views along the south rim was much better in my opinion. If time is limited, I would skip...More
When you visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison you must absolutely drive this road. It ends at the river’s edge but you will experience a breathtaking view. We planned ahead and took a picnic lunch which we enjoyed along the river bank. This road...More
It's nice that there is a road to the bottom but it wasn't made for us. The road was made for the dam was constructed upstream that diverts water through a 6 mile tunnel to a dry region. Easy to access fishing spots. Fish are...More
It’s hard to get a good idea of just how deep the canyon is from the rim. If you have time drive to the bottom. There is a picnic area down there and you can eat by the river. You can also get some great...More
It felt unbelievable that there could be a road that allows visitors to drive to the bottom of the canyon, but it actually exists. It's a steep, winding, paved drive -- worth the wear and tear on the brakes.
This drive down to the bottom of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison was a twisting, turning drive full of amazing views. When we pulled up at the ranger station to show our annual park pass, the lady there was very friendly and told us...More