Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison Picture by NPS
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NPS Photo

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park’s ancient Gunnison River was wedged here by volcanic deposits and committed to a course from which it could not escape. Monolithic rock walls rise 2,000 feet above the river.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison was made a National Monument March 2, 1933 and was designated as a National Park on October 21, 1999.

Acreage-32,950 Federal: 30,750 Nonfederal:2,200. Wilderness area: 15,599.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison is located in Colorado near the town of Gunnison.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park’s – NPS.gov Official Site

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