The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in western Colorado on the edge of the Colorado Plateau. Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.
Recently Black Canyon was selected as an International Dark Sky Park. This highly sought designation means that Black Canyon has exceptional opportunities to observe dark skies and has implemented a program of dark sky preservation, education, and opportunities for the public to enjoy the night sky.
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