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Black canyon of the Gunnison

Black canyon of the Gunnison

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Object Title: Black canyon of the Gunnison


Page By: Liba Kopeckova

Created/Edited: Apr 25, 2010 / May 1, 2010

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Black Canyon is a relatively new US national park, it was upgraded to this status in October 1999. On an overcast day the canyon indeed looks black.
Most people visit only the South Rim, which is more developed, has a paved road, and easily accessible. It is only a short drive from the city of Montrose, Colorado, our new future home.
The North Rim Drive is a road less traveled. It is a gravel road open generally from late March through mid-November, depending on the weather.

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yatsekGreat Canyon


Voted 10/10

Perhaps even greater than the Grand one; it all depends how you measure. Great surroundings, Liba, my congrats!
PS Yep, I've translated a text about this national park too. :)
Posted Apr 26, 2010 2:54 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Great Canyon

Liba Kopeckova

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Hi Jacek, I think that you know more about national parks in US more than most Americans.....Thank you..
Posted Apr 26, 2010 5:08 pm

yatsekRe: Great Canyon


Voted 10/10

I certainly do, I already learnt a lot when I was at high school – I used to write to the Parks and they'd kindly send me lots of booklets and maps. Actually, I managed to build up an impressive collection of postcards from nearly all of the parks that had already been designated. :)
Posted Apr 27, 2010 3:11 am



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are you excited about your move to CO? what a great base for the great outdoors! we are hoping to visit the Black Canyon of the Gunnison for the first time very very soon. We will have our little one with us so unfortunately no rock climbing, but we look forward to camping and hiking the North Vista Trail!
Posted Jun 10, 2010 9:29 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: montrose?

Liba Kopeckova

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Hi, let me know when you are coming... I am leaving for Europe soon, but will be back end of July...
we are renting a huge house, so you are welcome to stay...
Posted Jun 11, 2010 4:41 am

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