Did you know just down the road on Highway 50 lies the majestic Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park? One thing I know for sure, if a sign that says “National Park,” there is a reason to check it out.
This National Park get’s its name from it’s black stained lichen covered walls, and then of course the Gunnison River which roars through the canyon below. Warner Point provides the deepest depth at 2,272 ft, compared to the Grand Canyon’s 1,829 feet. Yes. The Black Canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon!
Bring a lunch and your walking shoes. View points are abundant in this National Park and won’t disappoint. Camping is available, and in the summer months you can drive one of the steepest roads in the country to the bottom of the canyon. Here you may run into a fisherman or two, and get an up close and personal look at one of the dams.
Driving down the road you would never imagine that just 7 miles East of Montrose this spectacular feet of nature exists.
For more information on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, here is a link. http://www.nps.gov/blca/index.htm