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Visit Gunnison Natural Park to see the deepest part of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. 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. Plan to visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park during your Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park vacation using our convenient Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip itinerary maker.
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  • We hiked the north rim from the ranger station up to Green Mountain. The views are breathtaking. I would recommend this more during the spring and fall than in summer, as I imagine that the summer... 
    We hiked the north rim from the ranger station up to Green Mountain. The views are breathtaking. I would recommend this more during the spring and fall than in summer, as I imagine that the summer...  more »
  • This National Park is another example of the awesome job our park service does to create a memorable experience. This is another area of grander that will test your metal on how close to the edge do.....  more
    This National Park is another example of the awesome job our park service does to create a memorable experience. This is another area of grander that will test your metal on how close to the edge do.....  more »
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  • 11/13/20 All in all a very pleasant stop in the National park. The views are so unusual that I had to remind myself on several occasions that this is real. This being winter season, the best auto road - the East Portal road - is closed, so I did the driving route near the south visitor's center and two short hikes on the designated hiking trails - Cedar Point and Warner Point. All of the overlook paths were well prepared, with steps and handrails in some places. There is not a lot of change in elevation in the overlook paths or the two trails I walked, so it is not hard work. Some of the overlook paths DO come close to sheer drops, so don't bring your pets off leash or leave frisky children unattended. Folks who don't like high places could get very uncomfortable around here. I spent about two hours in the Park, had fun the whole time, and left feeling I had seen enough for one day. Will come back in the summer and try the East Portal road and perhaps the ambitious 'scramble' down to the river. The hike is less than a mile, but includes 1800' change in elevation. I took a few photos, but they really don't do justice to the views here. The eye itself has trouble interpreting the view.
  • Hidden gem! Cannot wait to go back to kayak here!!

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