• Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Of The Gunnison

    National Park Colorado

Rafting

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.

More information on Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area »

Contact the Bureau of Land Management for information on the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area:

BLM, Montrose District Office
2465 South Townsend Avenue
Montrose, CO 81404
(970) 240-5300

Did You Know?

Rapids of Gunnison River

The Gunnison River through Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park drops at an average of 95 feet per mile. By comparison, the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park drops an average of 7.5 feet per mile.