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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument

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102 Elk Creek, Gunnison, CO 81230
(970) 641-2337
https://www.nps.gov/blca/index.htm
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Located just east of the city of Montrose, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument is home to a 12-mile stretch of the dramatic Black Canyon, which drops almost vertically 2,000 feet to the ... Read more
Gunnison River. Though it is famous for its expert-level rock climbing and rafting, most people enjoy it via a variety of scenic drives and hikes. The south rim is the most accessible—and popular—section of the park; though there also is access to the park from the less developed north rim, along a gravel road that is only open part of the year.

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Ridgway, Colorado

I love this place! Usually very crowded so I would go in the mornings. Definitely worth the visit.

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An amazing National Monument just about one hour from our vacation home. One thousand foot deep canyon of the Gunnison River. Easily accessible (along the rim!). Great views.

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London, UK

This is absolutely gorgeous and has some of the best fly fishing in Colorado. There is also a very hairy bridge across it with a tram which is not for the faint of heart. Enjoy!

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Aurora, Colorado

I ventured here for the first time a few years ago, and didn't even realize a canyon like this even existed in Colorado. It's huge, deep, and truly unique. Go in the fall when the Aspen trees are beginning to turn orange. The sight of the canyon will leave you awestruck.

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Barrington, Illinois

Who would have thought a hole in the ground could be so spectacular as to take your breath away! The highest continuous vertical wall in Colorado is found here.

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Paonia, Colorado, USA

Breathtaking views from either the Delta County side or the Montrose County side.

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Longmont, Colorado, USA

Black Canyon is one of the most dramatic landscape features in America. The canyon walls are 2000 feet high and 40 feet wide.

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Unbelieveably deep canyon! Great trails and little use on the North Rim. Almost undiscovered.

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Padua, Italy
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison is not so famous, but it's really a beautiful place. The rocks are really black, silence is the imperative. You can see eagles flying calmly. The canyon is deep and wild.

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Yuma, Arizona

Explore the canyon hiking

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Ridgway, Colorado, USA
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