We visited the Black Canyon National Park again today, this time we drove to the North Rim. The North Rim is reached by taking a six mile gravel road from the east end of Crawford State Park. The North Rim Road provides access to 6 overlooks. The canyon walls on the North Rim are almost vertical, offering some of the most impressive views found in the national park.
It started to rain for part of our drive, we waited on the rain to stop and managed to enjoy all six of the scenic viewing areas. We noticed the walking paths to the scenic views were quite a bit shorter and easier to reach than the South Rim. We saw some people walk right out on the edge, way too close for us for viewing. It was straight down if you were to slip and fall. I tried to zoom pictures of the incredible river below. This is a “WOWSER” drive, not to be missed.
Our absolute favorite area was the kneeling camel overlook. The rocks are formed into the shape of a huge camel kneeling, it is surrounded by mammoth rocky mountains and looks like something right out of the Jurassic Park movie.
Our critter count for the day was six beautiful deer, some unusual squirrels with huge heads, cottontail rabbits, chipmunks, and lots of beautiful birds. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Check back later for more from Colorado.