• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

    National Park Colorado

History & Culture

Kolb Expedition

The canyon has been a mighty barrier to humans. Only its rims, never the gorge, show evidence of human occupation - not even by Ute Indians living in the area since written history began.

Left, Kolb Expedition of 1916.

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Peregrine falcon

Black Canyon is home to the fastest bird in the world, the Peregrine falcon. Scientists estimate that Peregrines can reach speeds of over 200 mph in an aerial dive.