• 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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Rapids of Gunnison River

The Gunnison River through Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park drops at an average of 95 feet per mile. By comparison, the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park drops an average of 7.5 feet per mile.