The Beautiful Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Trip Start Jan 01, 2008
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Trip End Dec 31, 2008


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Saturday, September 6, 2008

  We spent the day exploring the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - an amazing, 2,000 foot deep canyon (think:  height of the Empire State Building!).  The angle of the sun made it hard to take photos that actually show the depth in a way to help you appreciate how magnificent it is, but I did take lots of photos, even so!  There is a tour boat along the Gunnison through the bottom of the canyon, but getting there requires a hike that inclludes 232 steps down (and then back up!), which just wasn't an option for our knees and backs (nor our lungs, at 8,000+ feet altitude!). 
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