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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  • We were on a road trip through Colorado and on our route from ouray over to Colorado Springs, we stopped for a few hours here. We are thankful we did as it felt we were looking at a blacker-version of...  more »
  • We have visited the Black Canyon several times and particularly like the north rim drive. This is not your normal canyon. The depth and narrowness of the canyon makes it unique. It is said that the na...  more »
  • This was my second visit to the park. The views are impressive, and you are able to drive from viewpoint to viewpoint without lengthy waking. The viewpoints themselves are quite impressive. Do add thi...  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!