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Chaffee County Chaffee County Chaffee County
Central ColoradoMore than 100 miles of the Arkansas River and her tributaries flow through the heart of Chaffee County, gracing both Salida and Buena Vista with her beauty and world-renowned whitewater, fly-fishing, scenery and river festivals.
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Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
Central ColoradoFind yourself in Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak. We have five historic trains to transport you back to the days of cowboys and gold mining. Endless trails allow you to enjoy the abundant sunshine and spectacular scenery. A family vacation in Colorado Springs is the smart choice – great lodging values, a long list of low-cost or no-cost activities, and adventure around every corner. Order your free guide today.
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Grand Lake Grand Lake Grand Lake
Rocky Mountain National ParkAt the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado, dipping to 265 feet. Fed by high mountain runoff, the lake is clear and pristine. In the summer, you can rent a boat, bring your own or simply enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves from the sandy shore. Grand Lake connects with Shadow Mountain Lake via a canal, and just down the road is Lake Granby, the second largest body of water in Colorado.
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Mesa Verde Country Mesa Verde Country Mesa Verde Country
SouthwestSouthwest Colorado's towns of Cortez, Dolores, Mancos and Towaoc embrace the archaeological center of America, anchored by world-renowned Mesa Verde National Park.
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Pagosa Springs Pagosa Springs Pagosa Springs
Southwestern ColoradoOur small town atmosphere and endless beauty allows you to feel the true meaning of a vacation. Refresh your spirit in a place away from the crowds. Restore your sense of fun while exploring over three million acres of wilderness and national forest. Reconnect with family and friends. Come to Pagosa Springs and enjoy simplicity on a grand scale.
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Red River Red River Red River
Northern New MexicoRed River, New Mexico! A place where fresh powder winters meet refreshing summer days. Red River offers something for everyone with its convenient scenic location in the heart of Northern New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle. Red River is the place that awakens us each day by the soothing sound of a rushing river and then again each evening as the sun sets over main street. The mountain town of Red River is New Mexico True.
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Farmington Farmington Farmington
Northwestern New MexicoNorthwestern New Mexico is known by many as a magical place. Four Corners and the local Aztec Ruins are considered sacred ground for some and are fascinating to visit.
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Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad
Southern ColoradoKnown as a heritage town with grand nineteenth-century architecture and brick streets that date to the early 1900s, Trinidad is set in a green valley halfway between Denver and Santa Fe. The town is surrounded by vast state and national recreation areas, including two state parks. Trinidad is the gateway to the Scenic Highway of Legends, where travelers find lakes and stunning dikes that radiate out from the ancient Spanish Peaks. Historic and prehistoric sites abound in every direction.
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South Fork South Fork South Fork
Southwestern ColoradoAre you looking for a naturalist paradise with affordability? Then look no further South Fork is your destination. A world class golf course, gold medal fishing in the Rio Grande, and thousands of acres of National Forest to hike, bike, ATV, ski and snowmobile through.
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Palisade, Colorado Palisade, Colorado Palisade, Colorado
WesternLife Tastes Good Here all Year Long!
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Visit Moffat County Visit Moffat County Visit Moffat County
Northwestern ColoradoWelcome to Colorado’s Great Northwest, Moffat County has nearly 2 million acres of public lands to explore. Experience places like Dinosaur National Monument, the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Management Area and free flowing rivers including the mighty Yampa, last of the wild ones!
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Specialty Guides

Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions
Utah, Colorado and IdahoSince 1966, Holiday Expeditions has provided trips to the most spectacular landscapes on earth. Today, we offer whitewater rafting in Utah, Colorado and Idaho, on the Colorado, Green, Yampa, San Juan, and Salmon rivers.
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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Orientation

Getting Around, Basic Info,...

The Black Canyon can be appreciated from either the South Rim, or the more remote, unpaved roads of the North Rim. Both rim roads are open from early April to mid-November, and the visitor's center at the South Rim is open year-round, weather permitting. Take a minute to read through the information below to gain a better idea of the differences in visiting either rim of the canyon.

South Rim

The major point of access to the park, the South Rim offers an 88-site campground and access to the Visitor Center at Gunnison Point. The campground is in an oak-brush forest and rarely fills. The Visitor Center, open daily from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, offers two video programs and recently installed interactive exhibits. Several loop trails of varying difficulty depart from here, offering stunning views of the canyon as well as the surrounding oak, pine, and juniper forest.

Heading northwest from the Visitor Center is the six-mile South Rim Road. A dozen overlooks, alongside the road or at the end of short trails, provide spectacular vantage points across and into the Black Canyon. At Chasm View the canyon narrows to just over 1,000 feet across, emphasizing the feeling of narrowness and depth. Painted Wall View looks across the canyon to Colorado's highest cliff, and from Sunset View visitors can look west as the river winds its way towards Grand Junction, where it joins the Colorado.

Access to the river is provided by the steep East Portal Road, which runs southeast from the Visitor Center down to the Gunnison Diversion Dam. The road is closed in winter, and its steep, hairpin turns make passage by vehicles longer than 22 feet impossible. From the Dam, visitors have access to boating, fishing, and rafting opportunities on the Gunnison River.

In winter South Rim Road is closed to vehicles, but offers a spectacular route for cross-country skiers or snowshoers.

North Rim

The North Rim is more remote and rugged, but receives only a tenth as much traffic as the South Rim, and is thus an excellent alternative for more adventurous visitors. A gravel road up Grizzly Gulch leads to a ranger station and a 13-site campground. From there, the road weaves southeast along the edge of the canyon, stopping at several overlooks. The canyon walls on the North Rim are almost vertical, offering some of the most impressive views found in the park.

Lengthier hiking trails depart from either end of the road, offering access to more isolated views, such as the aptly named Exclamation Point. The North Rim Road is closed in winter.

Some Other Things To Know

Pets
In Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, pets on leash may be walked on roads, in campgrounds, to the overlooks, and are allowed on the Rim Rock Trail, Cedar Point Nature Trail, and North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail. Pets are not allowed on any other hiking trails, inner canyon routes or in the wilderness area.

Owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior and may receive fines if their animal creates problems with wildlife and/or other visitors.

Do not leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or campsite. Interior temperatures of vehicles rise within minutes and pets can quickly overheat and die, even with the windows cracked.

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Chaffee County Chaffee County Chaffee County
Central ColoradoMore than 100 miles of the Arkansas River and her tributaries flow through the heart of Chaffee County, gracing both Salida and Buena Vista with her beauty and world-renowned whitewater, fly-fishing, scenery and river festivals.
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Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
Central ColoradoFind yourself in Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak. We have five historic trains to transport you back to the days of cowboys and gold mining. Endless trails allow you to enjoy the abundant sunshine and spectacular scenery. A family vacation in Colorado Springs is the smart choice – great lodging values, a long list of low-cost or no-cost activities, and adventure around every corner. Order your free guide today.
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Grand Lake Grand Lake Grand Lake
Rocky Mountain National ParkAt the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake is the deepest natural lake in Colorado, dipping to 265 feet. Fed by high mountain runoff, the lake is clear and pristine. In the summer, you can rent a boat, bring your own or simply enjoy the gentle lapping of the waves from the sandy shore. Grand Lake connects with Shadow Mountain Lake via a canal, and just down the road is Lake Granby, the second largest body of water in Colorado.
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Mesa Verde Country Mesa Verde Country Mesa Verde Country
SouthwestSouthwest Colorado's towns of Cortez, Dolores, Mancos and Towaoc embrace the archaeological center of America, anchored by world-renowned Mesa Verde National Park.
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Pagosa Springs Pagosa Springs Pagosa Springs
Southwestern ColoradoOur small town atmosphere and endless beauty allows you to feel the true meaning of a vacation. Refresh your spirit in a place away from the crowds. Restore your sense of fun while exploring over three million acres of wilderness and national forest. Reconnect with family and friends. Come to Pagosa Springs and enjoy simplicity on a grand scale.
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Red River Red River Red River
Northern New MexicoRed River, New Mexico! A place where fresh powder winters meet refreshing summer days. Red River offers something for everyone with its convenient scenic location in the heart of Northern New Mexico’s Enchanted Circle. Red River is the place that awakens us each day by the soothing sound of a rushing river and then again each evening as the sun sets over main street. The mountain town of Red River is New Mexico True.
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Farmington Farmington Farmington
Northwestern New MexicoNorthwestern New Mexico is known by many as a magical place. Four Corners and the local Aztec Ruins are considered sacred ground for some and are fascinating to visit.
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Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad
Southern ColoradoKnown as a heritage town with grand nineteenth-century architecture and brick streets that date to the early 1900s, Trinidad is set in a green valley halfway between Denver and Santa Fe. The town is surrounded by vast state and national recreation areas, including two state parks. Trinidad is the gateway to the Scenic Highway of Legends, where travelers find lakes and stunning dikes that radiate out from the ancient Spanish Peaks. Historic and prehistoric sites abound in every direction.
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South Fork South Fork South Fork
Southwestern ColoradoAre you looking for a naturalist paradise with affordability? Then look no further South Fork is your destination. A world class golf course, gold medal fishing in the Rio Grande, and thousands of acres of National Forest to hike, bike, ATV, ski and snowmobile through.
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Palisade, Colorado Palisade, Colorado Palisade, Colorado
WesternLife Tastes Good Here all Year Long!
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Visit Moffat County Visit Moffat County Visit Moffat County
Northwestern ColoradoWelcome to Colorado’s Great Northwest, Moffat County has nearly 2 million acres of public lands to explore. Experience places like Dinosaur National Monument, the Sand Wash Basin Wild Horse Management Area and free flowing rivers including the mighty Yampa, last of the wild ones!
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Specialty Guides

Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions Holiday River Expeditions
Utah, Colorado and IdahoSince 1966, Holiday Expeditions has provided trips to the most spectacular landscapes on earth. Today, we offer whitewater rafting in Utah, Colorado and Idaho, on the Colorado, Green, Yampa, San Juan, and Salmon rivers.
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