Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison

There are untold areas in Montrose Colorado for Recreational activity. Below is the Black Canyon National Park.
You can actually hike down into this gorge but you better be in shape. The vertical drop can be up to 2250 feet.
The river you see in the image is the Gunnison

River, it starts in several places, one of which is Taylor Park in Gunnison and the East river in Crested Butte. They merge in Almont starting the Gunnison River.

This is the Painted Wall and is the highest vertical wall in the Canyon. The neat thing about this recreational area is the many overlooks throughout the park. There are short and long hikes, several campgrounds, and you can actually get to the bottom by
taking the West Portal road to the bottom.

This is Tomichi Point another lookout. Did I mention the Gold Medal fishing?
There are guide trips through the park on the river, some parts are totally restricted because of severe danger, only a few Kayaks have been allowed to boat the whole canyon. There are places to hike in for fishing. It takes about an hour to get down and 3-4 hours to get out.

If you come to the Western Slope of Colorado and want a 1st class adventure, Don't miss Montrose and the Black Canyon National Park!!
Nick Zappa Broker-Associate and REALTOR®

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