We have ditched the little red 4 wheel drive power for 2 leg motion. We applied for a wilderness pass several months ago to get off the beaten tourist path to hike down the Black Canyon trail to the Gunnison River. It was a good damn thing that we made arrangements to be picked up at the river and returned to the starting point because we would have never made it back to the top in our life time. 8675 feet at the starting point to 6320 feet to the river, 3.7 miles down a winding trail. We consumed over a gallon of water each along with two O2 canisters. This was one of the most spectacular hikes we have ever done, only took 7 hours to get to the river, Ms Lefty is passed out in the bed as I type !!!!