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.
Due to the technical nature and numerous difficult portages, the Gunnison River through Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is not raftable.
Rafting opportunities are available in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area west of the National Park. Several outfitters offer guided raft trips on the Gunnison Gorge section of the river.
Contact the Bureau of Land Management for information on the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area:
Did You Know?
Poison ivy is abundant at the bottom of Black Canyon. It can grow over 5 feet tall along the Gunnison River.