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gem icon Pulpit Rock Overlook

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Like many of the viewpoints that can be found along the southern rim of the Black Canyon, this one offers sweeping views of the canyon and the erosional processes that shaped the topography here. This overlook is slightly less crowded than some of the more famous stopping points such as the Painted Wall Overlook, which makes for a more enjoyable stop.

You'll be able to take in a bit of solitude here, which adds to the drama of the incredible landscape. Below, the canyon yawns to where it meets the Gunnison River. While this might not be the deepest portion of the canyon, there is still plenty to wonder at. The power of persistence is on full display, and visitors will have excellent views of how the Gunnison River has eroded each side of the canyon. Combined with a short journey from the road, this lookout point is not to be missed!

Short Walk: A short jaunt along a well-defined trail will lead you to these incredible views.

Family Friendly: This short excursion leads to some spectacular views. Just be sure to keep youngsters away from the edge.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Mar 24, 2020
Tom Herr
Long walk through the snow to get to the parking lot. Beautiful vista from viewpoint made of rock. You could hear the water!
Aug 24, 2019
Diana Bertuol-Garcia
Jul 9, 2019
Stephanie Cairney
Jul 6, 2019
Alicia Leo
May 27, 2019
Li-Fu Lin
Mar 3, 2019
Alyssa Roberts
Nov 2018 with Priyesh
Oct 1, 2018
Maggie Wei
Denver CO Trip in year 2018
Jul 28, 2018
Omar Albayati

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