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South Rim Road

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
+1 970-641-2337
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Along deepest granite canyon

The road winds along the edge of Gunnison river canyon, with several view points, every of it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Lots of View Points

Although this is the busiest of the roads, there are a lot of view points and if the ones nearest... read more

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7-mile Scenic Drive Through The Park.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
+1 970-641-2337
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The road winds along the edge of Gunnison river canyon, with several view points, every of it provide fantastic amazing view on deepest slot gorge and chaos of granite rocks. The canyon is so deep that sometimes the bottom isn't seen. There is fearfully look...More

Thank Pudik
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this is the busiest of the roads, there are a lot of view points and if the ones nearest the Visitor Centre are particularly busy just go up to the end and work your way back.

Thank Highlander022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to stop at every pull-off along with the visitor's center and did everything in 3 hours. (All of the stops except Warner Point (it was longer than the others and involved having to hike uphill on the way back (~1.5 miles))). This...More

Thank Lisa A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Colorado has its own Canyon to rival the Grand Canyon without the commercialization. The geology is fascinating. There are lots of hiking trails. The South Rim seems to have the better views. All of the viewing platforms are easy to walk to. There are interactive...More

Thank ciezie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to visit. We did not camp, just visited South Rim Visitor's Center. Beautiful views from the center, and movie was interesting and gave a good overview of how the canyon was discovered.

Thank Travelingonabudget
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

You can drive along and choose the rims you want to stop at. We went to the visitors center overlook and the awesome Painted Wall. 200 ft walks on well defined paths.

Thank DJPaula
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This winding road takes you from the visitor center to the far point. About 12 view points are along the way. ALL are worth a visit. Some are a bit of a walk. There are pit toilets at 3 or 4 locations along the way....More

Thank greenjay1
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Fantastic drive and great short walks out for some fantastic photos. Come early. It's hot. Nice visitors center and a sporty drive down into the canyon

Thank grlav8r777
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This is a great drive with lots of neat overlooks. Stop at the visitor center for interesting history on the area.

Thank landhk
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Breath-taking views even if you're afraid of heights - the views are worth your time! Look closely at the mountain side, wildlife is everywhere!

Thank USPS497
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11 July 2017|
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Response from landhk | Reviewed this property |
Probably not on the driving part. I would say it depends on how severe the phobia is.