Black Canyon – South Rim

(Lujane CO)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park-South Rim featured a very deep and narrow canyon cut by the Gunnison River. There was a scenic drive along the south rim, with pull-outs and paths to overlooks into the canyon. Cliffs and rock formations of great variety made for some really spectacular scenes.

Canyon, pillars, cliffs

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – South Rim

The views from several named overlooks were fabulous. Sometimes the river could be seen far below which drops 96ft per mile through the park. It was a bit hazy when I was there. I’m really not sure what to say about it, so I’ll let the photos speak.

Cliff, canyon

Dragon Point

Canyon, cliffs, river

Cedar Point

Cliff, canyon

Painted Wall

Canyon, cliffs, river

Chasm View

Cliffs, canyon

Devils Lookout

Cliffs, hills

Rock Point

Cliffs, canyon

Cross Fissures

Ledge, canyon, river

Pulpit Rock

Each viewpoint had something special about it, and all of them were impressive. Some say the views from the north rim are even better. That would have required a 20 miles drive on a gravel road to reach the rim, which I didn’t feel compelled to do.

Camp: Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP-South Rim CG
Scene: Canyon, river, cliffs, rocks

Also see: Black Canyon – Trails

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7 Responses to Black Canyon – South Rim

  1. Dorothy September 19, 2015 at 3:06 pm #

    These are great photos; love them all. They came just as I began a break from painting. Now I HAVE to get out of here ASAP. You really know how to live!

    • Pleinguy September 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

      Thanks Dorothy. I appreciate the good vibes. Just waiting for you to join me out here in this remarkable part of the country.

      • Dorothy September 19, 2015 at 7:10 pm #

        Will do as soon as I get the all clear from Dr’s.

  2. Terri Reed September 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm #

    Gunnison National Park is on my list to see! Really impressive geology; especially the Painted Wall.

    • Pleinguy September 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

      You won’t be disappointed. It’s a very impressive place. Remember, the official name is Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP.

  3. Judie Ashford September 19, 2015 at 6:49 pm #

    Haven’t been there, but certainly will put it on “the list”! Looks beautiful!!

    Virtual hugs,

    • Pleinguy September 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

      It’s awesome! Easy to see the views too.

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