Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument Topo Map

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Incorporating 12 miles along the deepest portion of the Gunnison River gorge, this is one of the most amazing sights in the country. Although there are other canyons that may be deeper, longer, or even a bit narrower, none combines so many extraordinary features in such a small area. The product of more than two million years of cutting action by the river, the canyon reaches a maximum depth of almost 2,700 feet below the rim. At the top it measures as little as 1,200 feet from one rim to the other in some places, making it seem as though you can reach out and touch the opposite side. At one point on the bottom the canyon narrows to only 40 feet wide. The canyon’s name comes from two factors: much of the canyon is in shadow because sunlight cannot penetrate its narrow opening; secondly, the rock itself is a dark color. Its walls really are sheer drops. Two of the most spectacular are Painted Wall and Chasm Wall, which drop 2,250 and 1,180 feet, respectively. Black Canyon will leave a lasting impression. This eTrail explains in detail how to tour the park. In addition to a park map the details include driving tours, outdoor recreation, accommodations, campgrounds, dining, and more.
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Montrose, Colorado

Get Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument Topo maps on One of Colorado's best camping sites, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument is located near Montrose, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument route ahead of time.

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