Even in late summer Black Canyon is a lovely hike, despite the lack of blooming flowers, with tall grasses and black outcroppings of rock set against a deep blue sky.
Find a breeze and watch the tall grasses ripple like waves across the tawny hills. From the gate, the terrain on the right side of the road consists of grassy slopes with black basalt talus slopes and outcroppings. On the left are aspens, a few ponderosa pines, numerous shrubs, and grasses, indicating a hint of a stream in mid-August.
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