Traveling to Gunnison National Park is a nice drive, but there isn't much signage to tell if you are going in the right direction.

   
   
Then all of a sudden there is a big hole in the ground.

   
   
Looking from the south rim to the north rim of the Black Canyon.

   
   
Looking down into the Black Canyon to see the Gunnison River.  My knees didn't want to get any closer without a rail to lean onto.

     
     
Looking east.

     
     

Looking North.

     
     
It's times like these that I miss my 28mm lens.  The Black Canyon is too large to capture on a simple digital camera.

     
     
The rock face of the canyon is quite interesting.

 
 
 

 
 
Looking west.
     
     
Yikes!  Looking down again.  I still feel shaky just looking at this photo.

     
     
 
     
     
 

     
     
A big rock ready to fall?

     
     
There is not much of a base holding this boulder in place.
     
     
A composite view of the above three photos.
     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
A rail in place let me comfortably get to the edge with less fear of falling.

     
     
A composite of the above two photos shows the depth of the canyon.

     
     
One of the overlooks.

     
     
The same overlook from a distance away.

     
     


 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
The stone in the Black Canyon is much harder than the stone found in the Grand Canyon.  This is why the Black Canyon has a sharper cut in the rock down to the river.

     
     
Some people hike to the bottom of the canyon and walk along the river.

     
     
A composite of the above two photos.
     
     
In the upper left of this photo, you can make out a person at the overlook.

     
     
 

     
     
A composite view of the above two photos.

     
     

 

     
     
 

     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     
A composite of the above two photos.
     
     
 
     
     
 
     
     
A composite of the above two photos.

     
     
Looking east in the Black Canyon.

     
     
Looking northwest in the Black Canyon.

     
     
Truly magnificent views.

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
 

     
     
A composite of the two photos above.

     
     
One last look before heading home.

     
     
 

Links

  Gunnison National Park  
  Gunnison Point Webcam  
     
     
 

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This page was last enhanced on Sunday, August 12, 2012