• 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 »

Second Grade

Fascinating Fossils

Students explore the mysterious processes by which evidence of past life is preserved, and how that evidence can help tell a story. Students will have the opportunity to replicate fossilization. (60 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Visit & In Classroom Activities (151k pdf)






Weather, Weather All Around Us

Through actions, stories, and visual images students explore how rain, snow, wind, and the sun work together to form weather systems. (60 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Visit Activities (205k pdf)

In Classroom Activity (75k)






Water: The Continuing Cycle

Interactive demonstrations and activities illustrate the water cycle and the uses and abuses of this precious natural resource. (60 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Visit Activities (175k pdf)

Did You Know?

Snake

There are no poisonous snakes at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Nighttime temperatures are too cold for many species of snakes and amphibians.