Sunday, September 21, 2014

Moab to Montrose and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

September 21 and 22, 2014

The route from Moab, UT to Montrose, CO took us through scenery like that of a national park. Stunning. The side trip to Telluride took us about an hour.  It was kind of a wasted hour (and 30 miles) but the ride through the canyon to get there was beautiful.  We ate our brown bag lunch in a county park along a river in the canyon. 

Our room at the Red Arrow Inn in Montrose was not ready for us when we arrived about two o'clock so we drove the 14 miles to the Park.  The rangers in the visitors center gave us tips on the best hikes and car trips.  Hikes took place on 9/22. 

This canyon was different from all the other ones we had seen.  Phil ranked it as one of the most impressive of them all.

That river made this big canyon wearing it away at a pace of one human hair per year.
In a contest between water and rock, water wins every time.

It's huge. 
Gunnison River in Black Canyon

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