Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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Visit Gunnison Natural Park to see the deepest part of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Some spots only get 33 minutes of sunlight a day. The jagged and dramatic cliffs formed millions of years ago when two volcanic islands collided. Take a scenic drive on U.S. Route 50 or 92, which offers views of the canyon walls along the rim. If you're an experienced climber, spend some time on the craggy walls, or watch others tackle the challenge. Hiking to the canyon floor is also an option, but keep in mind that the trails are rough and not maintained. Poison ivy grows along the trails, so long sleeves and tall hiking boots are recommended. Plan to visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park during your Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park vacation using our convenient Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • Great, breath-taking views. Imagine a Titan swung a giant-sized axe and slammed it into the earth with as much strength as could be mustered. When the axe was removed, something very much like the...  more »
  • As we were traveling through Colorado, this stop was unscheduled, but we are so glad we took advantage of the National Park! There are so many great places to pull over and do small hikes and observe....  more »
  • We spent most of a day here. We loved that it is not as crowded as many other national parks . . . but that will change if it keeps getting these 5-star reviews. As you drive along the rim road...  more »
  • Expect astonishing views from Nature. One of the best experience and a unique landscape. If you expect BLACK colored canyons then beware its not black canyon due to black colored canyons. Its black canyon because few of the canyons are too narrow to pass the light and obviously they are dark. Recommendation is to get down at each spot and take the trail to the View Point. Although, you might find all points are same but its a beautiful experience in itself. 😊 Don't forget to Fill up your Gas Tank. Carry snacks and water with you. Stay Hydrated. P. S. You have to pay 20$ per Car to enter the area. It will take almost 2-4hrs to visit all points. Happy Exploring.
  • Beautiful place. Fantastic camping in the lower region. You have to carry your camp gear into the sites closest to the river; but the shade and beauty is by & far the best campsite I have ever visited.
  • We camped at the East portal, was perfect for our first time camping with the kiddos. Bathroom pit was nice, clean. The camp near the river was peaceful with tree covered sites. The black canyon was impressive and loved the painted wall. We even got to see a black bear down river from the camp.
  • Such an amazing Place that words can’t do Justice. Just go see it For yourself. The eastern/northern rim Is less busy and beautiful!
  • A beautiful and relatively small national park. The views are absolutely amazing, and the hiking trails are relatively short and easy to navigate. Found this place by accident and fell in love. Great for a limited time tour, as you can see a lot from the pull-offs on the road, and can do a quick drive through if you're in a hurry.

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