Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Western Colorado, US Tourist Attractions and Travel

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a United States National Park located in western Colorado, and managed by the National Park Service. There are two entrances to the park; the more-developed south rim entrance is located 15 miles (24 km) east of Montrose, while the north rim entrance is located 11 miles (18 km) south of Crawford and is closed in the winter. Hamburg

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park travel, Western Colorado Tourist Attractions

The park contains 12 miles (19 km) of the 48-mile (77 km) long canyon of the Gunnison river. The national park itself contains the deepest and most dramatic section of the canyon, but the canyon continues upstream into the Curecanti National Recreation Area and downstream into the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park tourism

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Attractions

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Painted Wall on the north side of the canyon. It is the highest sheer cliff in Colorado at 2250 feet (685 m). Lighter-colored pegmatite dikes are clearly visible

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park travel 

Black Canyon from Tomichi Point

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park tourism 

Black Canyon from Kneeling Camel View

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park attractions 

 

The narrowest part of the Black Canyon, looking down from Chasm View at twilight

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park attractions 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park tourism

 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park attractions

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park travel 

 



Tourist Attractions
Copyright © 2011 www.OnePieceTravel.com All Rights Reserved. E-mail:OnePieceTravel@gmail.com