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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison Gunnison

Where is it at?

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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison
102 Elk Creek
Gunnison
CO
81230
Tel: (970) 641-2337

Directions

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located approximately 250 miles southwest of Denver. South Rim: 15 miles east of Montrose, via U.S. Highway 50 and CO Highway 347 North Rim: 11 miles south of Crawford, via CO Highway 92 and North Rim Road (unpaved)

Where are we going today?

The Black Canyon of the Gunnisons unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.
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Any Top Tips?

There is no bridge between the north and south rims of the canyon. Allow two to three hours to drive from one side to the other..

Doing our bit

Help preserve the Black Canyon for future generations. Please don’t pick the flowers, feed or approach wildlife, or disturb natural features..

What people are saying?

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    Wow... Very few tourists... I loved to be alone in that lil park... Beautiful scenery... Black deep Canyons... Very lovely

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    Amazing views with very few people.

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    Awesome!! Spectacular scenery with a different view at every pull off. A must see.

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    Just a few trails. Rim Rock trail has the best views by far. Tomichi, Chasm and Dragon overlooks are beautiful as well.

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    the deepest, narrowest and steepest. unbelievable easy stop. the camping sites aren't super duper, but it's still awesome.

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