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Black Canyon National Park(黑峽谷國家公園) ~~ Hiking Trail at North Rim (2019.07.10)

North Vista Trail (North Rim) (165)
North Rim Ranger Station


North Rim

黑峽谷國家公園(Black Canyon National Park) 北緣(North Rim)景觀區位在Crawford 南邊11 哩處,必須繞道 CO- 92經由Crawford State Park東邊石子路進入。北緣(The North Rim)景觀道路有五個觀景點及三條登山步道,這邊的觀景點幾乎皆成垂直懸崖峭壁,景觀特殊,遊一趟北緣景觀道路大約也要花個2~3小時,北緣景觀區冬季是封閉不開放的。

公園內南北兩緣間並沒有橋樑相通,要從南緣到北緣必須花兩三小時的車程繞道行駛。

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行車資訊:

由住宿旅館Riverwood Inn & RV Park(677 US-50, Delta, CO 81416)開車沿US-50 南下行約0.5哩後於CO-92 E向左轉,一路沿CO-92 E東行約31.3哩抵CrawfordDogwood Ave向右轉,行184 呎隨即於Fruitland Mesa Rd/I St向左轉,沿Fruitland Mesa Rd行約3.3哩後繼續直行走7745 Rd7745 Rd再行約1.2哩於A Rd/Black Canyon Rd向右轉,410呎後向右轉繼續沿A Rd/Black Canyon Rd前進,0.8 哩後於Black Canyon Rd向左轉,Black Canyon Rd南行1.9哩遇岔路靠右行駛,繼續沿Black Canyon Rd再行1.7哩經過路右國家公園北緣的入口意象招牌,過招牌後再行3.3哩遇G74 Rd岔路,左岔為觀景點景觀道路,先取右岔直行往Ranger Station,行約0.4哩抵North Rim Ranger Station

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黑峽谷國家公園北緣共有三條一般遊客常走的步道和五個景觀道路旁的觀景點,三條步道是Chasm View Nature TrailNorth Vista TrailDeadhorse Trail,此次我們走了Chasm View Nature TrailNorth Vista Trail的前半段的Exclamation Point

北緣登山步道:

Chasm View Nature Trail

Chasm View 自然步道位在North Rim露營區西邊;
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (1)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (2)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim)


此步道是一環形(loop) 步道,全長0.6哩,從登山口取右線環形步道走到靠近河谷峭壁處為第一處觀景點~ North Chasm View
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (31)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (33)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (34)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (36)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (40)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim)
Looking southwest at Chasm View at south rim from Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim)
Looking southwest at Chasm View at south rim from Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim)



此觀景點距下面的河谷深約1,800/549公尺;
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (26)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (27)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) 


沿著懸崖邊的鐵絲網圍籬南行不遠即抵達第二個觀景點;
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (28)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (30)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim)


此點可遙望對岸(南緣)Painted Wall viewSerpent Point,此點距南緣僅約1,100/335公尺,而腳底下長約一哩的Gunnison 河流經黑峽谷最狹窄的一部分看得一清二楚。


Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (5)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (23)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (21)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (7)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (6)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (8)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (10)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (13)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim) (16)
Chasm View Nature Trail (North Rim)


North Vista Trail

此步道登山口在North Rim Ranger Station,終點在Green Mountain,全程往返約7.0哩,爬升約1,300/396公尺,但中途另有一個觀景點Exclamation Point,大多數的遊客最多走到這裡便折返,全程約3.0哩,總爬升約400/122公尺。

North Vista Trail的登山口位在North Rim Ranger Station的西南邊;
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (5)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (7)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)
Rubber Rabbitbrush (1)
Rubber Rabbitbrush (3)
Rubber Rabbitbrush
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (10)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)
Indian Paintbrush flower
Indian Paintbrush flower
Sego Lily flower (1)
Sego Lily flower (2)
Sego Lily flower
Allium acuminatum (Hooker's Onion)
Allium acuminatum (Hooker's Onion)
Aspen sunflower
Aspen sunflower
Cactus flower
Cactus flower
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (27)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (33)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)



行約0.8哩來到一處展望點;


North Vista Trail (North Rim) (48)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (44)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (142)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (146)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (147)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (53)_副本
North Vista Trail (North Rim) lookout
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (117)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (128)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (136)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)

過了展望點後再行0.5哩遇到一岔路;
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (68)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (59)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)


右岔續行往Green Mountain,左岔往Exclamation Point,取左再行0.2哩即抵達Exclamation Point


North Vista Trail (North Rim) (73)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (76)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (79)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (107)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (106)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (82)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (90)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (94)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (100)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (108)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)

Exclamation Point是黑峽谷國家公園北緣最西邊的一處觀景點,此觀景點必須往返約3.0哩才能抵達,所以一般遊客較少蒞臨。


North Vista Trail (North Rim) (111)
North Vista Trail (North Rim) (152)
North Vista Trail (North Rim)
Deadhorse Trail

往返約5.0哩,屬於中等行程,總爬升高度約560/171公尺,此步道提供了Deadhorse gulchGunnison River東口的良好視野。

此步道因沒時間沒去走。


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