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 »
Ice, Snow, Water and Mist
Pre/Post Visit Activities (799k pdf)
Changing With The Seasons
Pre/Post-Visit Activities (217k pdf)
Did You Know?
The Black Canyon stretches far beyond the 14 miles within the national park. Including the canyon within Curecanti National Recreation Area and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, the total length is 53 miles.