Scenes from Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

By RON LIZZI - GoOutsideBook.com

 

 

Here are six photos from Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

 

In 2017, Arizona's Grand Canyon National Park had twenty times the visitation of Black Canyon, but don't be fooled by the disparity. This spectacular park is arguably one of the most underrated national parks. With its narrow canyon, steep cliffs, and roaring Gunnison River, the park offers a feast of dramatic vistas.

 

These photos were taken in late September. The first four are from the South Rim, and the last two are from the North Rim.

 

The first photo appears in the book Go Outside and Come Back Better.

Cross Fissures View, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

View from Cross Fissures View

 

The Painted Wall, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

The Painted Wall (2,250 feet / 687 meters high) at dawn

 

Pupit Rock Overlook, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

View from Pulpit Rock Overlook

 

Pupit Rock Overlook, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

View from Pulpit Rock Overlook

 

Kneeling Camel View, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

View from Kneeling Camel View

 

North Vista Trail View, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

View from the North Vista Trail

 

 

 

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