Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Travel Guide
Plan Your Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Vacation
The Black Canyon of the Gunnison River is one of Colorado's, and indeed the West's, most awe-inspiring places. A vivid testament to the powers of erosion, the canyon is roughly 2,000 feet deep. At its narrowest point, it spans 1,000 feet at the rim and only 40 feet at the bottom. The steep angles of the cliffs make it difficult for sunlight to fully break through during much of the day, and ever-present shadows blanket the canyon walls, leaving some places in almost perpetual darkness. No wonder it's called the "Black Canyon."
The park itself has no eateries, but nearby towns have choices ranging from traditional American to an eclectic café and bakery. ...read more
Things To Do in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Sheer of heights: Play it safe, but edge as close to the canyon rim as you dare and peer over into an abyss that's more than 2,700 feet deep in... Read more
The Gunnison Country, by Duane Vandenbusche, is almost 500 pages of historical photographs and essays on the park.... Read more
You may spot peregrine falcons nesting in May and June, or other birds of prey such as red-tailed hawks, Cooper's hawks, and golden eagles circling... Read more
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Day 1 - 28th Oct.(15 miles) Our weather reports had told us that overnight and morning would be the worst storms in the UK for 25 yrs. Got to be true as they had been forecasting it for days and days before. Read more
A few months ago, DH and I decided to look for a place to get away for a few days at a ski resort, someplace close to the slopes to avoid having to lug our skis and heavy boots a long distance to the base. Read more
An interesting article in today's Denver Post
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