Doug & Barbara Peterson

Doug & Barbara Peterson
Barbara & I at a scenic overlook on the skyline drive in the Rocky Mountain National Park, 8-13-2016

Monday, June 19, 2017

Vacation 2017, Black Rock Canyon National Park


Located near Montrose, Colorado this beautiful canyon is a place that can take your breath away with it's deep cliffs that drop off some 2,000 feet to the Gunnison River. We camped out  in the park at an elevation of about 8,500. Up here the air is thin but the views are spectacular with clear vistas reaching out for over 100 miles to the Grand Mesa and beyond. This is nature at it's best. The night skies are illuminating with the entire milky way visible from horizon to horizon. 


Gunnison Point near the Visitors Center

The Gunnison River from Gunnison Point
Our Campsite in the park

Nice shady spot to enjoy our time at the park.
View of the surrounding mountains nearby on a very clear day.
Sunrise as seen from our campsite
The Visitors center at Black Rock Canyon taken from Gunnison Point Overlook
Deer who commonly visited out campsite
Cliffs of the Black Canyon with The Grand Mesa some 50 miles away in the background

View from Pulpit Rock lookout into the Canyon with The Gunnison River raging below
The Painted Wall 

The white water rapids of the Gunnison below the Painted Wall




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