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 camping which is rarely busy right down on the river. Fishing from the CG to the dam is decent but expect to see more fish than you catch, they are smart and see a lot of lures. East Portal road...  more »
  • What an amazing park! There is a ton to see and do. We first had a ranger-led walk along a canyon rim, we did the Junior Ranger program, we drove along amazing viewpoints, and we hiked, hiked, hiked.  more »
  • This is such a pretty place! If you're in area of Gunnison don't miss it. It's back off the main highway and if you don't watch it you can miss it. Make sure you stop at the shop at the corner of 347 ...  more »
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  • Saw this one day and Grand Canyon the next. They're both unique and have their own qualities but I was almost more impressed and definitely more scared seeing Black Canyon. The walls go straight down forever. Takes some courage to look over the edge in many places. Also not nearly as many people to deal with. Definitely recommend seeing this unforgettable place!
  • One of the most unique canyons I've visited. Beautiful black walls with pink stripes weaving all around. Lots of interesting information at the visitor center. Plenty of overlooks from the main road. There are also a few trails that descend into the canyon which I highly recommend! Check at the visitor center about obtaining a permit first.
  • Absolutely gorgeous! We enjoyed the scenic drive and lots of short walks to overlooks. It was early April so the East Road and the North Rim were both closed, but I felt like the 2½ hours we spent were adequate to look and explore. You definitely need more if you're going down into the canyon, boating, or doing any real hiking. Definitely a great stop!
  • This is my favorite place to take friends and family when they come to visit. The movie at the Visitor Center is a must see! It tell so much about the canyon and the area around here. We have gone all times of year and have never been disappointed. The staff there is always kind and helpful. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a lesser known place, but after you see it you are glad you came.
  • This place is amazing. No matter how many times you go it never gets boring. Beautiful and so ☮️. The wildlife is also amazing.
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