Snowshoeing – Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Oak-Flat-Loop-Trail-Black-Canyon-MontroseWe woke up on a Saturday in the late am with a 6″ blanket of fresh snow and blue bird conditions. We decided to take the alternative route; as skiers and snowboarders charged up to Crested Butte and Telluride to get some fresh tracks, we did the same but with snowshoes! But our destination was the 2 mile loop cresting the edge of the Black Canyon. With about a 20 minute drive from Montrose Colorado, this adventure is exceptional considering the short drive.

Heading clockwise, this trail began with a steep traverse down into a the canyon. I was surprised how steep the traverses actually were. Poles were a must. As we finished our decent, we could look up at the walls of the observation center and the sun baked sandstone. We continued through beautiful oak brush tunnels with powder perched upon them. The best views were looking across and down toward the river and the pre-cambrian painted walls. A wild mixture of rose quarts and schist rock create this amazing view as well as the rivers woven path through the deep canyon passage.

The loop took about 1.5 hours to complete as the fresh snow and breathtaking views slowed our pace.




Tags: , , , , , ,

About Diana Atha

Experience: With 8 years of experience in the Montrose real estate business and 49 successful closings in 2013, you can be confident that Diana’s knowledge and expertise of the market will serve you well. Her advisory chair position on the Montrose Board of Realtors also adds an edge to the expertise you deserve. Expertise: Extensive experience working with first-time home buyers, investors, foreclosure markets, and higher-end properties. Diana’s average list-to-sold period in 2013 was 3.5 months; proof that her expertise and 10-step marketing plan works. Diana was designated “Realtor of the Year” in 2013 for her outstanding ethics and service.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s