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We will be coming from Cortez and going through Telluride (plan to stop and check out main street shops and take the gondola to Mountain Village, then going on via Ridgway - maybe stopping at the Dennis Weaver Park, then to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison south rim. We don't hike so stopping at view points along the way and then on to Gunnison for the night. Is this doable in one day? From Gunnison we were going to the Royal Gorge area.

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Yes, it is very doable, but I would probably spend the night in Montrose for a couple of reasons. I would take a little more time and take the slight detour to see Ouray, as well, maybe even fitting in a jeep tour, which is unforgettable if you love mountain scenery. Depending on your timing and whether you took the jeep tour you could spend some time in Montrose before or after visiting the Black Canyon. I think the Museum of the Mountain West is worth a stop and Montrose has a historic Main Street with some interesting galleries and shops. More choice of restaurants than Gunnison. You might want to see the sunset at the Black Canyon (Sunset View viewpoint) or stay for a ranger program.. The second reason is that if you are driving between Montrose and Gunnison at or near dusk, the chances of hitting a deer go up. If you wait to drive to Gunnison till the next morning, you'll have time to visit the Black Canyon if you didn't have time the day before, stop at some viewpoints along the way, and also time for the museum at Gunnison before heading on to the Royal Gorge.

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So, thinking about this...what many people would do would be to spend the afternoon/evening & overnight in Ouray, then stop at the Black Canyon the following morning before heading east on Hwy 50.

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