• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

    National Park Colorado

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  • High Water Expected Through Black Canyon of the Gunnison

    High water releases from Crystal Dam are expected throughout late May and into June. Peak water flow is predicted to approach 8,000 cubic feet per second through the main gorge of Black Canyon. The river will be fast, cold, deep, and irregular. More »

  • Annual Climbing Closure

    The annual climbing closure to protect nesting raptors has been updated as of June 25, 2014. More »

Higher Education

A "Land Ethic" for the Classroom: The Leopold Education Project

An innovative, interdisciplinary educational program based on the classic writings of the renowned conservationist, Aldo Leopold. This program strives to introduce a land ethic to tomorrow's stewards by acquainting teachers with the writings of Aldo Leopold. Undergraduate and graduate credit is available. (16 hours)






The National Park Service

An overview of the mission of the National Park Service and how it relates to other federal land management agencies. (60 minutes)






Safe Boating

This program is designed to provide the novice with the information necessary to safely operate a powered watercraft and as a refresher for the experienced boater. Topics covered include boating laws, rules of the road, personal safety equipment, safe boat handling, navigation, boating problems, moving water considerations and trailering. (4 hours)

Did You Know?

Poison Ivy

Poison ivy is abundant at the bottom of Black Canyon. It can grow over 5 feet tall along the Gunnison River.