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

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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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  • Things which may be helpful: 1) The road past the visitor center may be closed beyond April 15th if the snow falls are high; 2) The visitor center is above 8000' which may have an impact on some visit...  more »
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a relatively young national park having been established in October 1999 and remains relatively unknown and less travelled than its more famous cousin the...  more »
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  • One of the most awesome landscapes in Colorado. Pay attention while driving because in some spots, cliffs are right next to the road. There are trails you can hike but some routes, to the river for example, are only suited for those in excellent physical condition. Poison ivy is all along the river so be careful. Pets are not allowed in wilderness. Rain gear is highly recommended for the often afternoon rain. Permits are required for inner canyon activities. There is a limited number so arrive early. Remember this is bear country so watch kids, pets, and dont allow your food to get into their reach. There is a lot of area to see so researching those places you most want to visit is a good idea. But even with that said, the whole area is spectacular and any views will be worth it. If hiking especially in summer, bring snacks and extra water. Good hiking shoes are a must! Highly recommended!
  • What a beautiful park! Came here to cross country ski and had a lovely time. Only saw one other person - it felt like we has the park to ourselves! The trails are groomed and the views were breathtaking.

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