Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

As seen at https://www.nps.gov/blca/index.htm

Smith Fork Ranch

Crawford, Colorado

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a short, scenic 20 minute drive from Smith Fork Ranch (about 15 miles.) Never crowded and never a let down, the canyon is a wonderful place to explore - be it a scenic drive, an easy hike and picnic or a challenging scramble to the valley floor. Our guests love visiting this National Park, it's a must see! About the Canyon, courtesy of the National Parks site: The Black Canyon's unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

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Elk Mountain Ranch

Buena Vista, Colorado

A beautiful drive over the Continental Divide via Monarch Pass will find you at the amazing Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Hiking trails from beginner to intermediate are available with photos opps that are unsurpassed.

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