• 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 »


Ice, Snow, Water and Mist

Water as a solid, liquid and gas is investigated in this unit, identifying each phase and how it impacts our daily life. An operational model, group activities, and a story are used to graphically portray the various stages of water, one of our most vital natural resources. (30 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Visit Activities (799k pdf)

Changing With The Seasons

This interactive, highly visual program highlights changes in people and animals through the four seasons. (30 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post-Visit Activities (217k pdf)

Did You Know?

Upper Black Canyon/Morrow Point Reservoir

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.