The Black Canyon was proclaimed a national monument in 1933 by President Herbert Hoover. Congress made it a national park in 1999.
Congress has also designated the park lands below the canyon rims for additional protection within the National Wilderness Preservation System.
The Superintendent's Compendium specifies designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions imposed under discretionary authority.
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GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
This plan, created in 1997, provides Black Canyon and Curecanti with a long-range management program.
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VISITOR USE STUDY
During the summer of 2010 a visitor use survey was conducted at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park by the University of Idaho Park Studies Unit. Download (169K pdf)
WILDERNESS AND BACKCOUNTRY MANAGEMENT PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
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NOTE: The public comment period ended on October 27, 2011.
Last Updated: 04/27/2015