Seven Weeks Across America
Our second national park stop was Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It's an incredibly steep canyon, so much that the Gunnison River below only gets sun right at midday. It's very much a driving park, with many overlook stops around the South Rim and also the separate North Rim. We stayed to the south, where the Visitor's Center is and also a campground. There is in fact a gorgeous hike between the two, where you can get some fantastic views of the canyon. It was so accessible that we went back out at night to do some stargazing.
We enjoyed a nice shady campground, with our own resident deer. It did not seem to mind that we were sharing the space, walking right past us to graze and rest, several times during the day.