Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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June 3rd 2012
Published: November 10th 2017
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The reason that you are getting all of these now is that we didn't have internet access at the other locations.
Sunday morning we left Durango and drove and headed up highway 550 and I mean up! The pass at the top was at 11,018 feet. I think we lost about a hundred horsepower up there. We stopped in the town of Silverton, which almost all of its buildings are original from the 1860's.
We then headed for The Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It is like a smaller version of the Grand Canyon. Its 2700 feet deep and 1100 feet wide at the top and as narrow as 40 feet wide at the bottom. We drove 23 miles along the south rim. We also drove to the bottom and saw the Gunnison river.
We left there and headed to Gunnison for the night. We took our first naps of the trip today, as it was a shorter drive. Tomorrow we head back up into the mountains to Leadville, which has a pass at 11,900 feet!

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4th June 2012

I take it you not driving your car, the drive would have been fun. Try it pulling a 10,000lb Fifth Wheel, not fun. Drive safe.
4th June 2012

Wow reading your blog is identical to Waynes trip last year. He left here June 1st on his motorcycle and did 30 days out to California and back. 22 states and 9000 miles. I love the pictures. Have a great time and keep the updates coming.

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