Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Date: Nov. 2nd, 2016

This quiet Colorado National Park features steep cliffs and narrow canyons cradling the Gunnison River.

The Canyon has two rims; I took a drive on the more popular South Rim. Popular is a relatively term -at 8am, I was the only visitor in the Park and did not see another soul until 9:30am.

Above, looking across the abyss to the more remote North Rim. At their narrowest point, the Canyon walls are only 40 feet (12m) apart (at the river).


The greatest depth is 2700 ft at Warner’s Point.  As a result, parts of the gorge receive less than 40 minutes of sunlight a day; therefore, the Black Canyon.

I took a short walk to Warner’s Point, view point below

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