• 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 »

Sixth Grade

Energy In Our World

Students discover the many sources of energy we use every day. Renewable and nonrenewable resources are defined and conservation techniques are explored. A challenging game of "Energy Jeopardy" summarizes the unit. (60 minutes)

Lesson Plan

Pre/Post Visit & In Classroom Activities (139k pdf)

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Black Canyon contains some of the oldest exposed rock on Earth. Precambrian, or “basement” rock, is nearly 2 billion years old.