The South Rim Road is open to the Visitor Center, but the remainder of the road is closed to allow for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The North Rim and East Portal Roads are closed for the season.
Who Goes There?
Pre/Post Visit & In Classroom Activities (243k pdf)
The Five Senses
Pre/Post Visit Activities (198k pdf)
Black Canyon Habitats (Field Trip) Join our rangers to explore the varied habitats of the Black Canyon. Students will take part in four activities. They'll build a mini-plant scope to explore the flora of the rim, a scavenger hunt hike to search for components of a healthy habitat, learn about the job of a park ranger (or a geology related activity), and watch a wildlife video in the visitor center. (4 hours)
Field Trip Activities (508k pdf)
Did You Know?
There are no poisonous snakes at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Nighttime temperatures are too cold for many species of snakes and amphibians.