Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Black Canyon is a National Park located about 10 miles east of Montrose, Colorado, along the Gunnison River.

Or is it Black Cow of the Gunnison??  This was what greeted me on the way in to the Park.

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I didn’t get a chance to visit the entire Park but it definitely whet my appetite for a return trip next May on my way out to California to start my 2018 road trip.

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And to give you some idea how deep this canyon is, here is a photo of the view from an overlook.  Then I’ve zoomed in on the Visitor Center which is at the top of the right (darker green) mountain.

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Here are some photos from two of the overlooks along the Rim Drive.  I didn’t have time to stop at all of them.

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You couldn’t pay me enough to go down a few steps down to this unshielded viewing spot.  The light brown rock is on my side of the canyon.  The dark brown rock beyond (directly above) it is on the other side of the abyss.

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