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Sep 11, 2016 - Durango, The Black Canyon, and Telluride

Colorado here we come….. From Monument Valley, we headed east to Colorado. Our next stop was near Cortez, a town in the far SW corner of Colorado. We stayed at the Mesa Verde RV Resort, a small, tidy RV park with some of the most spacious pull-thru sites that we’ve found anywhere. Set in the foothills of the San Juan Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, the park offered us beautiful views of the San Juan Mountains to the East and Mesa Verde National Park to the south. This proved to be a good location where we could leave our trailer...

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Sep 22, 2015 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in western Colorado. There are three entrances to the park. The south rim entrance is located 15 miles east of Montrose, while the north rim entrance is 11 miles south of Crawford and is closed in the winter. The park contains 12 miles of the 48-mile long canyon of the Gunnison River. The national park itself contains the deepest and most dramatic section of the canyon, but the canyon continues upstream into Curecanti National Recreation Area and downstream into Gunnison Gorge National...

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2015 RV Adventure

Jun 16, 2015 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

It was raining just a bit when we got up and the temperature was in the low 50s. We wondered how the weather would be for our visit to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We decided that we had no other choice than to make our way to the national park about an hour away. In the mountains it can be raining hard in one small area and the sun can be out just a few miles away. We packed a lunch again and put some of Penny's puppy chow in a baggie and with plenty of water with us, we drove west to the national park on U.S. 50. It was...

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Aug 29, 2014 - Black Canyon Nat'l Park

We had lunch in town, enjoying another small diner recommended to us. We fueled up the car and drove to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We drove along the South Rim Road and walking out to most of the viewpoints. There were amazing views of the deep, dark canyon. Deep, Steep and Narrow Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the...

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Aug 25, 2014 - At Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Today we went on a boat tour of the canyon. This was a ranger-led tour that started about an hour south of our campsite. The boat dock parking lot was out in the boonies, and from there you walked down 252 uneven stairs and hiked a mile on a dirt path to get to where the pontoon boat was. But it was worth it! Very impressive to be on the water--the Gunnison River--looking up at steep canyon walls. And the ranger leading the tour was very good. At one point on the tour the canyon walls were 1,000 feet high above us, but in other places in...

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Aug 28, 2013 - Day 14 Monday Aug. 26 Black Canyon Day 2

It rained most of the night and there were heavy clouds when we awoke. The weather report we heard the day before led us to believe that today was probably going to be a lazy day spent reading and catching up on the blog. But, by the time we finished breakfast and cleaned up the dishes, it had become partly cloudy and warm. We headed for the overlooks along the canyon rim and planned to do a short hike at the last overlook. We stopped at the visitors center to see if there was wi-fi, but this park didn’t have it available. So…..no updates...

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Western Sojourn

Aug 28, 2013 - Day 13 Sunday Aug. 25

Day 13 Sunday Aug. 25 We said goodbye to Herb and Janet and departed for The Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The drive through this part of Colorado is stunning. We drove through small towns with quaint names like Leadville and Granite and ran along beside the Arkansas River. Most of the area we traveled is part of the San Isabel National Forest. We counted 11 “fourteeners” on this drive some of which are part of what’s called the Collegiate Peaks. That’s because they are named after colleges....Mt. Princeton, Mt Harvard, Mt. Oxford, Mt....

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Western Sojourn

Aug 6, 2013 - Black Canyon North Rim

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...

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Jul 8, 2013 - Black Canyon Gunnison N.P.

We visited the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park today, this is our third national park in the last month. We got in free again too, this time it saved us $15 with our golden age pass. :-) We started our tour at the visitor center and watched a film about the park, it was about 20 minutes long and full of great information. The most interesting part of the film told about the pastor that moved there years ago from out of state because he loved the canyon so much. He even preached from a huge rock in the canyon they later named...

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Jun 7, 2013 - We May Have Seen The Best On The First Day

From Kings River Bend RV Park – Montrose, CO Montrose, Colorado - “Home of the Black Canyon” reads the welcome sign as you enter the city. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is Montrose’s most dramatic and stirring attraction. This geological wonder is located just 15 miles east of town and is where our adventures of Southwest Colorado began today. This canyon has been a mighty barrier to humans from the beginning of time. Only its rims, never the gorge show evidence of human occupation. Not even by the Ute Indians who have...

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Home Sweet RV - 2013

May 12, 2012 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Bob-here once again…. Determined, persevering, stubborn, bull-headed-all words that come to mind-after last night’s episode! Debby and I went to bed-as usual-and Debby noticed that her glass case-usually in a nook on her side of the bed was missing and determined that it must have dropped thru a small space between the bed and side of the rig. I said let’s just wait to morning and get it then. Debby said no-I can just reach down and get it. She reached down-and could not get it. I said again-let’s wait for morning-and we can easily get it...

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Roadtrek Travels

Aug 22, 2011 - Black Canyon & Monarch Pass

August 20 - 22. We had hoped to stay a night at and tour The Colorado State Monument however the height of the RV is bigger than the tunnels to get in there so we opted for our home away from home, Walmart, for the night. It's interesting that we both want to spend plenty of time in Colorado and yet we had no strong ideas about what we wanted to see. The Rocky Mountain National Park of course, and Amy wanted to spend time with her brother, Larry. And that is where we drew a blank, where else did we want to spend our time??? A good look...

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