|Picture Scramble # 72
||12 January 2001
The Great Pillars
This majestic photo of the Black Canyon,
located southwest of Denver Colorado makes an inspiring
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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's unique
and spectacular landscape was formed slowly
by the action of water and rock scouring down
through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No
other canyon in North America combines the
narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling
depths offered by the Black Canyon of the
The park is located approximately 250 miles SW of Denver.
Additional information can be obtained from the
Black Canyon National
Park web site.
Picture courtesy of NPS/L. Lynch.