Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.
Rediscover your nature at a national wildlife refuge. National Wildlife Refuge Week, observed the second full week of October each year, celebrates the great network of lands and waters that conserves and protects Americans’ precious wildlife heritage.
The Saguaro cactus can grow to be the size of a tree and live up to 250 years. Scenic drives and short walks among the towering cacti make Saguaro National Park a dream of a park to visit. A great time to come is from mid-May through early June when the gorgeous white waxy cactus flowers are in full bloom.