• 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 »


Feathers or Fur?

Using stories and role-playing, children learn the differences between mammals and birds. (30 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Visit Activities (215k pdf)

Trees - Fall/Winter/Spring

Through role-playing children learn how trees grow, then build a forest including the animals that use trees for protection, homes, and food. (30 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Visit Activities (353k pdf)

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.