Sunset View Overlook

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Ashley Fetner

Sunset View Overlook is along the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in western Colorado. No other canyon in North America has the extreme steepness, depth and narrowing than the Gunnison. Due to the sheer vertical canyon walls, it is difficult for sunlight to reach the canyon floor which often causes the walls to be in shadow and appearing black in color. The Gunnison River carved out the canyon as it flowed to join with the Colorado River in Grand Junction. In 1933, Gunnison was designated a National Monument and in 1999 it became the 55th National Park in the US.

Location: Western Colorado, USA


More Outdoor Scenes Entries »

  1. Myrtle Beach from the Seaglass

    By dante cooper

  2. Weathered Beauty

    By Amanda Fuller

  3. Reflection

    By Amanda Fuller

Take A Nat Geo Trip

Select a destination or trip type to find a trip:

See All Trips »

Join Nat Geo Travel's Communities

Subscribe to Nat Geo Traveler

  • 3050C_TRV_Banner_160x120.jpg

    Order Now

    Available in print and for iPad®! See destinations come alive with 360-degree photos, videos, and more!