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 . 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. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park Edition.
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  • At the Visitors Center we watched a video and had a picnic lunch on an outside bench. From here we hiked on the Oak Flat Trail for approximately 1 ½ hours and had a good view of the Visitors Center pe...  more »
  • The canyon is "black" because the walls in this narrow canyon are shaded most of the day. The Gunnison River is a long way down, and you can see many formations and colors on the canyon walls. We hike...  more »
  • This place is really worth a visit. The canyon itself is really cool to see, with it's black-ish walls descending almost straight down like 2000 some feet, but it's also a great spot to hike down and ...  more »
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  • I didn't really know much about the Black Canyon, so had no real expectations, but wow, talk about amazing. Nice 7 mile drive with 12 stopping spots along the way (return back same road) to view the amazing steep canyon. Well worth the trip.
  • This is one of the really great Canyons here in the Southwest. One good reason why the federal government should not turn over the park system to local states to be sold off. Gorgeous views
  • Breathtaking views !! The park is a really quiet place. If you like not crowed parks to appreciate the nature, you will love this park ! Cool trail at the end of scenic drive !
  • Incredible black canyon - this thing is incredibly deep and beautiful. We also drove down to the bottom of the canyon, but I would save your brakes. The views from the drive around the top is much better. There's not much to see at the bottom.
  • Amazing, breath taking, and beautiful! The visitor center was so helpful and friendly! Helped us with water when it was all shut off!! So many memories and wonderful adventures made here! Thank you!