The Black Canyon Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
3 in Colorado Colorado32 Miles
By Hispanic Slammer
on May 1, 2006
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Start your route in the town of Sapinero, CO (which is about about 30 miles west of Gunnison, CO). From Sapinero just head west on Highway 92 as it travels into the Curecanti National Recreaction Area and take it all the way up towards Crawford, CO..
The scenery ranges from scrub desert to alpine aspen groves, with spectacular views of the incredible Black Canyon down below. It begins at the Blue Mesa Reservoir and rides along a shelf of mesas and mountains sides diving in and out of canyons for miles and miles. Make sure you bring your camera for this one!
This road is fantastically twisty, 32 miles of turns up and down mountainsides it is quite simply the best road in Colorado for riding a motorcycle.
Gas/Food/Lodging can be found in Gunnison or Crawford, at both ends of the Canyon there are scenic overlooks and pull offs, traffic is generally light, most traffic is there to see the deep section of the Black Canyon and its sheer 1000 foot rock cliffs. You really should venture off the main road near Crawford for ten minutes on dirt roads, or pay to see the South rim off hwy 50. Either way, Hwy 92 is mighty spectacular all on its own.
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