Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Black Canyon of the Gunnison I decided to visit the more isolated, and less crowded, northern side of the park.

Here, in just 48 miles, the Gunnison River loses more elevation than the entire length of the Mississippi River. It drops an average of 96 feet per mile, and 480 feet in one 2-mile section. It has been the sediment in this fast moving water, especially during floods, that carved this canyon to depths over 2,700 feet — a full half-mile deep.
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