Historical Markers in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado
Montrose is the county seat for Montrose County
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is in Montrose County
Montrose County(36) ► ADJACENT TO MONTROSE COUNTY Delta County(19) ► Gunnison County(33) ► Mesa County(26) ► Ouray County(18) ► San Miguel County(1) ► Grand County, Utah(27) ► San Juan County, Utah(47) ►
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Over a billion years ago, molten rock was squeezed into fissures forming the light-colored bands which thread Black Canyon's otherwise dark walls. You are standing on one of these bands. As the hot fluid slowly cooled and hardened, minerals formed . . . — — Map (db m158993) HM
At 2300 feet, Painted Wall is the highest cliff in Colorado. If the Empire State Building stood on the canyon floor, it would reach slightly more than halfway to the top of the cliff.
The patterns that inspired the name Painted Wall were created . . . — — Map (db m159001) HM