Nature October 29, 2016
The Unrivaled Canyon Hike In Colorado Everyone Should Take At Least Once
Alright, Colorado adventurers: We have something epic to add to your state bucket list. If you enjoy hiking and the great outdoors, you are going to want to jump on (err, climb on?) this unrivaled canyon hike in Colorado that everyone should take a least once:
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If you thought that one canyon in Arizona was the "grandest" of them all, you have obviously never seen the Black Canyon of the Gunnison; a 48-mile-long ravine that houses the the Gunnison River.
Why does this distinct Colorado destination have such a dark name? The river drops an average 34 feet per mile throughout the entire Black Canyon, in-turn making it the 5th steepest mountain descent in the country.
The Colorado River drops an average of 7.5 feet per mile throughout the Grand Canyon.
While the descent may sound extremely daunting, don't let is dissuade you from taking a hike, as the Black Canyon of the Gunnison is home to seven designated hiking trails.
Located along the north rim of the canyon are the Chasm View, North Vista, and Deadhorse Trails, which range from easy to exclamation point in terms of difficulty...
...with another four (Rim Rock, Oak Flat Loop, Cedar Point, and Warner Point Trails), ranging from easy to strenuous located along the south rim.
While the paths maybe well marked and seem easy to follow, the
National Park Service still warns that hikers should be cautious due to the surrounding steep drop offs, so be careful during your hike!
(One last stunning picture to whet your adventurous appetite!)
For more information on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison’s seven trails and how to access them, please refer to the National Park Service’s
website. Need even more to your bucket list? Then follow The Ultimate And Definitive Bucket List For Everyone In Colorado!