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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument

Grizzly Ridge, Colorado

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Monument
Photo: Terry Foote License: CC BY-SA 4.0
This 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 has such narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths.

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