The South Rim Road is open to the Visitor Center, but the remainder of the road is closed to allow for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. 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 temperature at the bottom of Black Canyon is approximately 8 degrees warmer than at the rim.