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Black Canyon

102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
+1 970-249-1914 ext. 23
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Canyon for which this national park was named.
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“national park” (139 reviews)
“visitor center” (86 reviews)
“south rim” (161 reviews)
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102 Elk Creek, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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+1 970-249-1914 ext. 23
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1 - 10 of 697 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Close to Crestte Butte Ski Area and Blue Mesa largest lake in Colorado and the state record for a mackanaw trout over 40 lbs. This has a fantastic view and you can go to the bottom and take a river boat ride up the river...More

Thank jackson5555
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry fee of $15 per vehicle, no charge with NPS Senior Pass. We did not have high expectations of Black Canyon prior to visiting. Following our 14 mile driving tour along South Rim Road and stopping at the overlooks to view the sights, we were...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not familiar with Black Canyon before arriving in Montrose on a driving trip to Fort Collins, CO. I must say that it is truly spectacular. It is deep and very different from other canyons such as the Grand Canyon. It worked out well...More

Thank IP3806
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent all day here (not just a few hours) and went back after dark for view the stars and take magnificent photos. Cost was $15 for a 7 day pass. Restrooms were available throughout but there was limited resources. Bring what you need to...More

1  Thank IowaTravelFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very scenic. Plan on spending at least a half day to see everything. More if you do any hiking on the trails. Be prepared for changing weather.

Thank GRANDMALYN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You should be prepared to spend a whole day at this beautiful location. We started by driving down the East Portal Road and were able to walk along the bottom of the canyon, enjoying utter peace. Do visit as many of the viewing points as...More

Thank Youngrose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive National Park and it’s interesting to see how this Canyon differs from Grand Canyon and Yosemite. Lots of viewing points and picnic areas. Amazing views. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank CJC2112
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This national park is not "famous" but if you are around the area, it is worth a couple of hours to check it out. The canyons are spectacular and beautiful and it is not crowded. If one has more time, hiking here could be fun...More

Thank greenham01
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We had never even heard of the Black Canyon and found it more or less by accident. The canyon is amazing and very worth a stopover if in the Gunnison area. We visited the North Rim and stayed at the campground, but the canyon itself...More

Thank AussieBarbara
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Did the south rim road. Lots of turn outs, easy to see the canyon. But I was not especially impressed with the canyon.

Thank LetsGoDen
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Sue U
12 January 2017|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for my delayed reply. There is a "Main" South entrance and another North entrance. I've done both. I recommend just the South and you can easily do it in 1/2 a day, giving it plenty of time. There is a small visit... More
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milcikb
22 June 2016|
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Response from Viriam1 | Reviewed this property |
I believe the boat access is on the north side of the river. Didn't go there so I don't know the cost.
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bqmama
10 June 2016|
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Response from calpolite | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I apologize for taking two months to answer, but I just noticed your question. And since you'll be doing the trip in late September I thought I'd reply. Black Canyon is about 30 minute drive from downtown Montrose, so... More
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