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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