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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, CO

National Park Service

Overview

Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison 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.

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Recreational Activities:

  • AUTO TOURING
  • CAMPING
  • CLIMBING
  • FISHING
  • HIKING
  • HORSEBACK RIDING
  • WILDLIFE VIEWING

Address:

National Park Service
102 Elk Creek
Gunnison,CO,81230
Phone: (970) 641 2337
Email: CURE_Info@nps.gov

Directions:

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located approximately 250 miles southwest of Denver.

South Rim: 15 miles east of Montrose, via U.S. Highway 50 and CO Highway 347
North Rim: 11 miles south of Crawford, via CO Highway 92 and North Rim Road (unpaved)

There is no bridge between the north and south rims of the canyon. Allow two to three hours to drive from one side to the other.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
By bus: To Montrose or Grand Junction
By train: To Grand Junction
There is no public transportation within the park.

PLANE
Commercial airline service is available to Montrose, Gunnison and Grand Junction.

 

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