The Cedaredge Senior Hikers and their friends recently took the Morrow Point boat tour given by the National Park Service on the Morrow Point Reservoir.
The boat took us deep into the Black Canyon and we saw the famous Curecanti Needle, which has long been a defining symbol and landmark of this region.
We also saw the beautiful Chippeta waterfall and learned about the geology of the canyon.
We learned the history of the canyon and how, in 1882, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad entered the Black Canyon opening up our area of the west.
The park ranger gave us information on the wildlife, early inhabitants, and how the Gunnison River played an important part of our history.
The Park Service offers this boat trip throughout the summer.
It was a leisurely hour and a half-long tour that rewarded us for the steep hike down to the river.
For information on this boat tour call (970) 641-2337 ext. 205. For information on the Senior Hikers, call Jude Kieca at 856-7331.blog comments powered by Disqus