Deep, Steep and Narrow

Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.

Features

Hiking Along the Rim

Hiking Along the Rim

Trails for all abilities are available on both South and North Rims.

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Routes to the River

Routes to the River

Extremely strenuous hikes to the bottom of the canyon in steep, unmaintained and unmarked gullies.

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Camping

Camping

Decide which campground is right for you whether you're driving an rv or pitching a tent.

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