Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Colorado

In continuing my epic National Parks project, next on the list was Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.  I headed out on a cheap $220 flight from LA to Grand Junction, which is a small town somewhat near the eastern border with Utah.  I had a small detour in Salt Lake City where I had to switch flights, but thanks to a slight delay I had about 10 minutes to run completely across the SLC airport...then board one of those 3 seats across commuter jets.  No problem in clear weather, but in a nice little storm like we had it kept the plane doing those lovely nose drops.  The female college student sitting next to me stopped talking every 5 minutes to grab my knee as we did a stomach clenching drop.  But we arrived.  It was about an hour-and-a-half drive to Montrose further south and quite literally at 10pm everyone was at home asleep.  There was no-one one the roads.

Black Canyon was about a 20 minute drive from Montrose and I set out in the morning from my crusty little motel.  It started off in the 50's down in the valley and slowly got down into the 40's once I got to the entrance booth.  It was sunny too which was quickly changing.  40's went down to the 30's and then in came the snow.  Also, I should say I probably only saw about 10 other people in the park the entire day, which was probably for a reason.  Nevertheless, it was kind of fun getting some weather for once, though by the end of the trip I was pretty sick of the snow.

Photos Taken with a Canon 5D Mark III / Canon 135mm f/2

You can see more of our Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park work on our National Parks Photo Guide.

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