Deep, Steep and Narrow

Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.

Snow covered steep canyon walls with dark river flowing at the bottom.

It's Winter at Black Canyon!

Check out the current conditions to be prepared for a winter wonderland visit to Black Canyon.

Four people snowshoe along a trail through brown oak brush.

Winter Activities

Learn about winter recreation and safety tips to keep in mind.

Ranger holding a protractor standing in front of the black canyon being filmed by another ranger.

Education Videos

View our curriculum-based education videos and student activity resources on our Education Videos webpage.

three hikers scrambling up steep rock ledges, viewed from above

Explore the Inner Canyon

Learn about exploring the wilderness area of the Inner Canyon. Information on permits, regulations, and more.

Hiking Along the Rim

Hiking Along the Rim

Trails for all abilities are available on both South and North Rims.

Last updated: January 18, 2022

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
(GPS/physical address = 9800 Highway 347, Montrose, CO)

Gunnison , CO 81230


970 641-2337 x205

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