09/25/17 Monday Grand Junction, CO
It took 1.5 hours to drive from our motel to Black Canyon NP, but it was well worth it. Once there we drove 8 miles along the rim, taking short hikes for lovely views along the way. As you’ll see, this is the deepest of the narrowest canyons. Its black is in its rock. It was considered impenetrable until two persevering individuals, Torrence (a surveyor) and Fellows (a water engineer), conquered the Gunnison River by traveling on it until they located a spot to build a tunnel. Now that water could flow into the nearby valley, giving the people a water source for their farmlands. The images below are from the Visitor Center
These photos are from our drive and hikes along the rim.
On our way home:
We were pretty tired after all that so we treated ourselves to a Red Robin dinner, then later yummy Tillamook Double Dark Chocolate Gelato. Mmm Mmm Good!