The South Rim Road is open to the Visitor Center, but the remainder of the road is closed to allow for grooming the ski trail. Grooming is expected to start soon but the snowpack is thin. The North Rim and East Portal Roads are closed for the season.
Invasive Threats to Black Canyon Fisheries
NEW ZEALAND MUDSNAIL
There is no environmentally sound or inexpensive way to eliminate New Zealand mudsnails once they are introduced.
Please help prevent further spread of these invaders:
It is a state and federal offense to transport or release New Zealand mudsnails.
Please report any sightings of New Zealand mudsnails to a park ranger.
Whirling Disease is a parasitic infection affecting primarily rainbow and cutthroat trout populations. The Gunnison River is already positive for this parasite, however, detailed information about this disease and its prevention and control is available from the Colorado Division of Wildlife.
Did You Know?
The Black Canyon stretches far beyond the 14 miles within the national park. Including the canyon within Curecanti National Recreation Area and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, the total length is 53 miles.