Black Canyon of the Gunnison
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    Member Jon H's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Aurora, CO
    Headed about ten miles out of Montrose to the Black Canyon State Park.

    You can ride a really fun road to the bottom. Plenty of switchbacks and about 15% grade.

    Then back up for some sight seeing along the top.

    Hot out there, but had a good look at a bunch of the overlooks.

    Its about 1/2 mile deep. Narrow with sheer walls.

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    Senior Member small's's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Martinsville Indiana
    Good ol 92!! Its beautiful through there. Last year a friend and i rode through there on a big loop. Ended up going into crestted buttr through a pass that i forget the name but i love it out there. Nice pics

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    Senior Member B-dub's Avatar
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    Beautiful! I've spent some time in the Nucla/Naturita area and have visited Cortez, Durango, Silverton but would definitely like to spend more time in Colorado. Thanks for sharing your ride.
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    Senior Member lower al's Avatar
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    Looks like yall are having a great time.

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    Walnut Creek, CA
    About 3 years ago I had a 3 week project in Montrose, and I shipped a road bike (bicycle that is) out for it. Spent a lot of time riding up to and into that park; a great time but a bummer of a hill to ride in the heat of the afternoon from town. Thanks for the pics.
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    Senior Member Bagger's Avatar
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    Central WA
    Beautiful ! Nice report/pics.

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