• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

    National Park Colorado

Nature & Science

Island Peaks Overlook
The Black Canyon hosts a variety of ecosystems from pinyon pine, juniper and scrub oak forests at the rim, to the
shady and vertical inner canyon walls, and down to the riparian community along the Gunnison River.
NPS Photo by Lisa Lynch
 

Did You Know?

The Dragons of Painted Wall

The Painted Wall is the highest cliff in Colorado. From river to rim it stands 2250 feet (685 meters), and is 1000 feet (304 meters) taller than the Empire State Building.