August 26, 2013

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Views from the North rim at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

I'm currently on a Colorado road trip aka living the dream.

After getting rained out yesterday (seriously did nothing), this afternoon the weather broke and I checked out the north rim at Black Canyon NP. I've driven down to the San Juans several times, but always blew right past this area. Its actually quite a cool place; probably not worth planning a trip around, but definitely worth visiting if you're in the region.

The north rim of the part isn't very hard to get to, but it feels remote because there is NO ONE there. I saw two other people the entire afternoon. After driving in via Fruitvale Mesa (filled with small organic farms and neat little towns like Hotchkiss), I hiked out to Exclamation Point and then up to Green Mountain to check out the views.

Park entrance at the North Rim
The Black Canyon in B&W
And a similar photo in color
Looking down into the canyon from Green Mountain

The West Elks

Views from CO-92


  1. Absolutely amazing! I am in awe every time I see what you guys post. I live in the Carolina's and we have beautiful mountains and hiking here but nothing like what you guys have. I would love to run in Colorado or Utah. It looks so peaceful! I love the B&W Canyon, it reminds me of an Ansel Adams piece. Tres Belle! Hope you guys are doing well.

  2. Thanks Lacy. The Mountain West really is a wonderful and diverse place. So much to see and do... definitely feel lucky to live out here and take advantage of it all.