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 »
Feathers or Fur?
Pre/Post Visit Activities (215k pdf)
Trees - Fall/Winter/Spring
Pre/Post Visit Activities (353k pdf)
Did You Know?
Poison ivy is abundant at the bottom of Black Canyon. It can grow over 5 feet tall along the Gunnison River.