Moto Trip Day 11 to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Sunny morning, white puffy clouds, cool temps, perfect for a bike ride. 

After breakfast with Marcy, I headed north on Hwy 550 toward Silverton, Ouray, Montrose and finally Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park (8,300 ft). On the way I ride over three major passes: Coal Bank,  Molas (10,910 ft) and Red Mountain, the last two having majestic views. The twisty, winding road with lots of hairpin switchbacks is really fun on a motorcycle. 

  Molas Pass

Molas Pass

  Red Mountain Pass

Red Mountain Pass

I arrived at the campground around 4pm, set up my tent, made supper and turned in, planning a couple hikes in the cool of the morning, then the scenic south rim ride with great views of the steep canyon. 

  Very lovely campsites at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Very lovely campsites at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park