Hiking Oak Flat Trail at Black Canyon

Since we only spent a couple hours in this national park we asked the rangers for the best trail for us to hike. The canyon is way to deep (2,722 feet) for a leisurely hike down and back up in a couple hours. They recommended the scenic two-mile long Oak Flat Trail which takes you down […]

Vertical Panorama – Black Canyon of the Gunnison Nat’l Park

Usually my panoramas are horizontal, but at a place like the Black Canyon that isn’t going to accomplish much. This composite is made up of seven images I took at Chasm View off the main road along the south rim of the canyon. It gives you a good perspective and idea of how insanely deep […]

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

On our way from Grand Junction to Mesa Verde National Park we swung by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison River. Declared a National Monument in 1933, it wasn’t until 1999 that is was upgraded to National Park status by Congress. I describe the place to look as if God took a giant, dull knife […]