Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Colorado Roadtrip, 2017 – Part 6

After a full day at Mesa Verde National park and spending the night at our AirBnB in Mancos, we drove out to Montrose to see the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. The Black Canyon is unique in the world, a geological anomaly, caused by running water cutting a path through the hard rock. The hardness of the rock causes the walls to be steep and vertical, unlike the soft sandstone canyons of Arizona and Utah.

This national park features an evening astronomy program with telescope viewing. The sky is exceptionally dark, and the milky way clearly present.

Salt Lake to Moab – Part 1
Arches National Park – Part 2
Indian Creek and Petroglyphs – Part 3
Mesa Verde National Park – Part 4
Silverton, Telluride, and the Million Dollar Highway – Part 5
Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park – Part 6
Leadville and Boulder – Part 7
Eldorado Canyon – Part 8

Black Canyon National Park
Black Canyon National Park
Black Canyon National Park
Black Canyon National Park
Painted Wall at Black Canyon National Park
Painted Wall at Black Canyon National Park
Painted Wall at Black Canyon National Park
Descending Black Canyon National Park
At the bottom of Black Canyon National Park
Driving once again, eastward along the Gunnison River

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