Black Canyon of the Gunnison Colorado


Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Black Canyon of the Gunnison in 360 Degrees.


Black Canyon of the Gunnison is a narrow canyon with steep cliffs on both sides that are a deep blackish color with neat veins that run through the rock making interesting shapes.  There are a few people each year that hike down to the base of Black Canyon, but most take a guide if they decide to go for the smallest mess up and you will likely be dead.  This area though is such a nice area though with lots of little pull offs with short hikes to see various lookouts in over the canyon.    

Information on the Black Canyon

  • It is 5.5 hours Southeast of SLC. 
  • This is not one long hike, but lots of mini trails, which is so fun.  Hike a little while, see something amazing, drive to next spot and repeat.   Delightful.
  • Great family hike, as long as you watch your kids by the edges that are not fenced.  
  • I believe dogs are allowed in this park, for I saw quite a few dogs, and don't remember any signs saying otherwise. 
  • There is a nice picnic area at the end of the road that has picnic tables and areas to enjoy a lunch and get a potty break.  
  • This end spot does not have the spectacular views that are available at all the mini trails along the road for it is not as steep and deep.  Some drive right to the end, and miss out on the best parts.  There is also a trail here that is longer that goes down into the canyon, but remember this is not the prettiest spot in black Canyon. 

Video 1 at Black Canyon



Fall at Black Canyon
Fall at Black Canyon

Video 2 at Black Canyon Tiny Planet Style



Video Link for Tiny Planet  

Want to see Black Canyon from a drone, here is a link of Drone Footage by MTS Drone in the canyon above the river. 


Very cool Black Fin in Black Canyon
Very cool Black Fin in Black Canyon

Video of another awesome pull off view point at Black Canyon


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Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Fall
Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Fall

Interested in how Black Canyon of the Gunnison was formed, well here is a quick Geology lesson on how it came to be.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Fall

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