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

Categories: Canyons, National Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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 drove from Gunnison in Colorado to Moab in Utah and took the 92 at Blue Mesa reservoir till Delta and continue into the 50 and dame through the Black Canyon which is not so well know but oh so beau...  read more »
  • We had been wanting to visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP for a while and we were finally able to get it organized and go last month. It was beautiful!! There are about 12 stops along the road ...  read more »
  • I have been in Colorado over forty years and have driven by this Park several times over this period without stoping. What a mistake! Take a few hours to tour this National Park treasure in our own ba...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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 !
  • I feel so fortunate to live in Colorado, this is one of many places I love to visit! A lot to discover in this park. For a small charge, you can hike and camp here. Be prepared to grab a camping spot quick as they go fast. On the day we were there, they even had a program right on the campground at 9pm (in the amphitheater). I have never seen a program at any other campground. As for hiking, it's easy to get down but give yourself at least a couple hours to get back up. Very steep trail. Definitely worth a drive to visit this park!
  • Has an unexpected bouldering area with ~15 ft tall bus sized granite boulders along the ridge that took up most of an afternoon (ask park rangers for a route map). Next we got our backcountry permit (recommend getting here early as these are limited) to hike down the skree route to the bottom of the canyon (not classified as an actual maintained trail). We spent one mystical night alone at the bottom with 2,000 ft cliff faces reverberating the sound of the roaring river.
  • Loved the drive thru option, as is this place is huge--makes it very accessible for kids, excellent overlooks, informational signs, and pure nature, great bird watching, just beautiful.
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