Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

We camped the second night at the South Rim Campground at BCGNP, and spent the third day of our trip exploring it.

There are parts of the canyon where sunlight simply cannot reach. Most of the canyon gets very little, due to the steepness of the canyon walls.

Due to the foliage, steepness, narrowness, and darkness of the canyon, I thought it was actually more pleasing than the Grand Canyon.  Size isn’t everything. Continue reading “Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park”

Curecanti National Recreation Area

We stopped at Curecanti NRA on our way from Rincon Campground to Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. We were going to camp at Curecanti the first night, but we took our time enjoying the fall colors, which cost us a day.

Curecanti is legally a series of three lakes, which look like they’re just a really fat part of the Gunnison River. They became lakes due to dams being built, as is so often the case. Continue reading “Curecanti National Recreation Area”