Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Montrose, Colorado – Point of Geological Interest G3
Image courtesy of the National Park Service
An eye-popping chasm carved into solid rock by the Gunnison River, the Black Canyon boasts the highest unbroken cliff walls (over 2,700 feet high) in Colorado. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening span, sheer marbled walls of Proterozoic crystalline rock and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Activities include summer walks and campfire talks, self-guiding trail and auto tours, and a visitor center with exhibits.
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