Carved by the Gunnison River in Western Colorado, the Black Canyon is just 40 feet wide at its narrowest point. Its walls vary in height from just over 1800 feet to over 2700 feet. It is not the deepest canyon in the U.S. [Hells Canyon in Idaho] nor the most dramatic [Grand Canyon], but its Painted Wall is the highest cliff in Colorado, and in a part of the country where rock is often red, its dark walls are striking.
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Date of our visit: 25 September 2018 [We have been there several times. Our most recent previous visit was 3 May 2009]