In July 2010 after 3 nights/2 full days in Gunnison I'm planning to drive to Blanding, UT. First I need to take rt. 50 west to Montrose with a brief stop (2-3 hours) at Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. What short hike is recommended for a hot day in July?
I'm looking for the most scenic routes. The main reason for my visit to Gunnison/Crested Butte are scenery and wildflowers so I would love to find areas with breathtaking vistas and plethora of wildflowers on the way from Gunnison to Blanding, UT