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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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Mikhaila Redovian

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May 5, 2022
Shawn Forsberg
Awesome views and a great ride getting here
Apr 29, 2022
Justine W
Apr 17, 2022
Kristy Van
here again! it's def a home park
Sep 3, 2021
John Waite
Got to Montrose early and had plenty of time to do the Canyon Drive...
Sep 25, 2020
Jake Westover
Aug 22, 2020
Eugene Lee
Aug 3, 2020
otherone
Jul 9, 2020
Doug Davies

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