Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is one of Colorado's most amazing geologic features. This is the deepest narrow canyon in North America (meaning that the canyon is deeper than it is wide - over 2,000 feet deep and as narrow as 40 feet at the bottom). The Gunnison River has been carving through the extremely hard 1.8 billion year old Precambrian gneiss and schist for 2-3 million years, resulting sheer walls that tower over 2,000 vertical feet above the river.

Sunset Over the Painted Wall
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Long Draw Sunset
Black Canyon, Colorado
SOB Draw
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Springtime in the Narrows
Black Canyon, Colorado
River Carve
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Black Canyon Moonlight
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Glowing Abyss
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Black Canyon Night
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Warner Dusk
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Purple Chasm
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Black Canyon Snow
Black Canyon, Colorado
Autumn in the Black Canyon
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Black Canyon Fisherwoman
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Fishing in the Black Canyon
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Gunnison River Evening Light
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado
Slide Draw
Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado