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.
Hiking Along the Rim
Trails for all abilities are available on both South and North Rims.Read More
Routes to the River
Extremely strenuous hikes to the bottom of the canyon in steep, unmaintained and unmarked gullies.Read More
Decide which campground is right for you whether you're driving an rv or pitching a tent.Read More
Did You Know?
Before the creation of 3 dams upstream of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the Gunnison River was as much as 5 times more powerful than it is today.