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Incredible Black Canyon of the Gunnison Day Trip

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Dec 02 7:00AM - 10:00PM

Salam (Peace) and Greetings!!

Deep, Steep and Narrow- this is how the Park is best described. Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.

CarPool Charge: We will be using a 15 Passenger Van - shared cost will be $10 per person for Rental/Gas

The national park itself contains the deepest and most dramatic section of the canyon, but the canyon continues upstream into Curecanti National Recreation Area and downstream into Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.

There are two primary entrances to the park: the south rim entrance is located 15 miles (24 km) east of Montrose, while the north rim entrance is 11 miles (18 km) south of Crawford and is closed in the winter. The park contains 12 miles (19 km) of the 48-mile (77 km) long Black Canyon of the Gunnison River.

The South Rim Drive is 7 miles from Tomichi Point to High Point, and has 12 overlooks. Most are reached by walking a short trail. Allow 2-3 hours to view several overlooks. Those with limited time should consider stopping at Gunnison Point, Chasm View, Painted Wall and Sunset View.

The South Rim Visitor Center, which features exhibits on the canyon, is located at Gunnison Point. The visitor center is open daily throughout the summer, and most days of the week the rest of the year. The South Rim Road beyond Gunnison Point is closed to vehicles in winter.


Boulder Library Carpool - Meet at 6:30 AM at Boulder Public Library, Canyon parking lot on 11th Street and Canyon. (Please travel to next 2 locations for Van pickup)

Denver Carpool - Meet at 7:00 AM at 40th & Colorado Station-A Train (RTD Rail Station) 4220 Garfield Street, Denver, CO (Van will pickup from here)

Golden RTD Carpool (Off I-70)- Meet at 7:30 AM Wooly Mammoth Park and Ride,[masked] US-40, Golden, CO 80401 (Van will pickup from here)

8:00 AM: Coffee and breakfast from Frisco

11:30 AM: Arrive Black Canyon National Park

11:30 - 5:00 PM: Tour Park

7:00 PM: Dinner at Glenwood Springs

9:30-10:00 PM: Return to Denver RTD


Optional (since we won't be hiking too much): Hiking boots, 1.5 L water, lunch/snacks, 3 layers of clothing (including light jacket), warm socks, warm gloves, light jacket and warm hat that covers ears.

Recommended items are: Sun Hat/Lotion SPF 30+/Glasses, hiking poles, light backpack.


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Eldorado Canyon State Park Half-day Lunch+Hike

Eldorado Canyon State Park Half-day Lunch+Hike

Jan 20 7:00PM - 8:00PM
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