The Mountaineers Books The Essential Guide to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
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The 2000-foot, near-vertical gorge of Gunnison National Park's Black Canyon is the center of a recreational mecca for nearly 1,000,000 annual visitors. One of America's most unique and spectacular natural wonders, formed by centuries of rushing water and scouring rock This western Colorado national park is one our nation's newest The latest title in the Colorado Mountain Club's series, Jewels of the Rockies, showcasing the spectacular national parks and monuments of Colorado This is the essential guide to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, together with adjoining Curecanti National Recreation Area and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area. Camping, wildlife viewing, hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, fly fishing-the recreational opportunities around Black Canyon are unsurpassed. Walk the nature trails along the breath-taking rim, experience the heart-pounding white-water of the inner-canyon or scale the world-famous Painted Wall. No matter whether for families or the extreme outdoor expert, you'll find everything here for you to enjoy your adventures in this unique 130,000-acre area-detailed route descriptions for hikers, bikers and climbers, fascinating geologic and natural history of the area, park-planning information about facilities, camping and lodging, safety, equipment tips, FAQs and much more. Color-coded tabs and activity symbols make it quick and easy for you to find the information you need. The book is packed with stunning photos, maps, elevation profiles, and Info Charts-all in full-color-and includes a forward written by those who know this unique place the best, the National Park Service.