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Flying into Montrose Airport to visit Black Canyon of the Gunnison's!

Gunnison Point just below the Black Canyon Visitor Center

Best time of the year to go? Anytime
Food on the airport? Assume it's in the Montrose Airline Terminal
Fuel on airport? Yes
Landing or Parking fees? No
Comments about arriving and departing.  GA tie down parking is a long ways from the Jet Center. Call on the radio for a ride or have the phone number handy so they come get you. Allow time to get back to your aircraft. The airport manager has this place locked down like Area 51.
Things to do at or near the airport. Black Canyon National Park is about 40 miles and a rental car is easy to get.
Rate this stop with 10 being best, 5 average. 8.0, rent a car and go to Black Canyon


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Why Montrose Colorado?

The newest National Park in the United States, Black Canyon of the Gunnison's is a small national park but it has an unique and spectacular landscape. The entire south rim can be seen in one day even with a hike or two. At places the canyon is 1200' wide and over 2300' deep. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.

The Black Canyon visitor center is located about 40 miles east of Montrose off highway 50. Take a lunch because no food is sold in the park. I didn't find a great place to eat but, there is a Cowboy Steak place just east of town called The Red Barn that's worth a stop.

Pictures of The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's National Park!
The Painted Wall
The Painted Wall
Gunnison Point Visitor Center
Looking down the canyon
Sunrise in Black Canyon of the Gunnison
More of Painted Wall
This place is amazing, a camera doesn't do the place the justice it needs.

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