But the sprawling Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, straddling the Gunnison River for 14 miles, offers the most exciting, scenic and challenging one-mile trek we’ve encountered.
Colorado Recreation & Environment
Better than a billion dollars worth of resort development is underway, including the next stage of Keystone Resort’s $700 million “master development plan.”
For some, winter recreation means driving to a ski resort, paying for a lift ticket, and skiing groomed runs. Others, however, seek a purer outdoor experience. These people head to the “backcountry” of Colorado.
While this area is heavily used during most of the year, venturing out during off-peak periods allows for a small measure of solitude.
Although narrow single track, this rollicking lakeside route delivers fast and relatively easy access around most of the reservoir. Some technical single-track sections offer a thrill or two close to the water’s edge.