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Address: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO
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High altitude point from which to view the canyon.

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Near the Visitor Center

Great vantage point where you can soak in the beautiful views of the canyon. It is located near the Visitor Center.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great vantage point where you can soak in the beautiful views of the canyon. It is located near the Visitor Center.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a great spot to look deep inside the Black Canyon. Take your time to absorb the amazing scenes in front of you. Very cool destination, but hang on to your kids!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

great overlook. bring your camera! remote but beautiful, grateful it has been preserved as a park. makes you realize how precious water is.

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

This is the awesome view that's accessible from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison visitor's center. Just go out the back door and follow the stone stairs. The viewing platform is set right on the edge of the cliff that plunges straight down to the bottom on the canyon, with views of the Gunnison River. I can get weirded out... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is one of the premier views of the canyon and is accessible form the rear of the Visitor Center. A set of stone stairs takes you down to a precipice hanging straight over the Gunnison so far below. Takes your breath away if you have any shyness for heights.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Gunnison Point is more open, the rocks are as steep but sort of less jagged, more sheer walls. It's not to be missed if you're in Black Canyon. As I've reviewed for Tomichi Point and Black Canyon previously: this is a great destination if you have less time or smaller kids and don't want to delve into the Grand Canyon... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

This point is close to visitor centre,just a few steps down.From this point you can see directly to the deep on the river Gunnison.Nice views to the canyon.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2015

I stopped here as part of my cross country road trip, it was fantastic. I took beautiful pictures and it was a really nice day. I did not hike much of the trails because they are "rough" and I was not prepared to do a lot of hiking in the middle of summer. It would be a pretty awesome place... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Extremely challenging hiking and not recommended for the average hiker. No established trail and lots of loose rock and boulders. Wear a helmet and protective gear. Not good for large groups as it is so steep that boulders often don't stop. Check with the park ranger.... I love hiking but this one has hazards beyond your control, especially with multiple... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

The Black Canyon provides spectacular views and is a fascinating place for the entire family. Some parts of it remind me alot of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. This is rugged country - don't expect river access in the park. Recommended for an afternoon tour.

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