Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

History & Culture in Black Canyon

History of Black Canyon of the Gunnison

The canyon has been a mighty barrier to humans. Only its rims, never the gorge, show evidence of human occupation — not even by Ute Indians living in the area since written history began.   EXPLORING THE CANYON   While the people of the Ute bands knew of the Black Canyon of the ...

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History

History & Culture The canyon has been a mighty barrier to humans. Only its rims, never the gorge, show evidence of human occupation - not even by Ute Indians living in the area since written history began.  1900 - Pelton Expedition Settlement of the Uncompahgre Valley, which lies just to the west ...

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