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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Colorado
What to do if you have little time : viewpoints
This park is at 8200 ft high, so it may be cold even in summer.
The canyon is deep, narrow and dark. It can be challenging to take pictures of the canyon and the sky at the same time.
Like every National Parks, a fee is required at the entrance of the park. It's 30$ per vehicle. If you have the pass "America the beautiful", access is included.
South Rim Drive
3 to 4 hours
15$ per vehicle
This 6,8 miles (11.2 kms) long road runs through 12 viewpoints. The Pulpit Rock Overlook offers one of the most beautiful views of the river. Chasm View is beautiful and impressive. Painted Wall gives an amazing view of the high streaked cliffs. We can also mention Gunnison Overlook, Cross Fissures ...
Access : the south access of the park is 15 miles East of Montrose via US 50 and CO347.
To see around
We have tested :
Just in front of the hotel is the "Red Barn", a restaurant in the cowboy decor quite friendly ... run by Asians.
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