The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is one of Colorado's four National Parks. The height, or rather depth, of the canyon walls is dramatic. The Painted Wall goes down about 2000 ft. The whole park is just one road that has lots of stops at trails and overlooks. I would compare the road and the beauty to the Colorado National Monument in Grand Junction.
We arrived in the late afternoon and did a few hikes to the overlooks with the kids. It was a little nerve racking with a 4 year old wanting to climb on the rails with steep drops underneath. Our last stop was the Painted Wall overlook. After the sun set behind the hills, the clouds lit up with color making for some nice photographs:
|Painted Wall sunburst|
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