Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a hidden gem amongst this county’s National Park system. With 2000+ foot cliffs stretching 48 miles, unique wildlife and huge skies there is plenty to point your camera at.
Located only a half hour from the town of Montrose Colorado, the Black Canyon makes for an easy to reach day trip and can be enjoyed with little to no hiking if desired.
The Black Canyon is also an International Dark Sky designated park (only the 9th park in the nation to receive this designation). Most people visit the park during the middle of the day, but they are missing out on the second half of the show. After watching a beautiful sunset you can point your camera upward toward some of the darkest skies you’ve ever seen. This of course means more stars and better astro photography.