September 22, 2013

Continued up Hwy. 550 through Silverton, Ouray, Montrose, and over to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Our original plan was to camp at the top of the canyon, but as we sat talking with the ranger at the entrance gate, it started to rain. By the time we drove to the campsite, the rain was coming down so hard we decided to drive back to Montrose and spend our third night at a motel.

Next morning, we drove back to the canyon, made a short stop at the visitor center, walked down to the observation deck, then drove down into the canyon for a closer look at the Gunnison River. It was cold and windy on the deck but very pleasant down near the river. Our Senior Pass got us in free and would have been good for 1/2 off the camping fee had it not rained us out.

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