Deep, Steep and Narrow

Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison 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.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Explore the many activities that are possible in the park.

Camping

Camping

Decide which campground is right for you whether you're driving an rv or pitching a tent. Photo: Jacob Frank

Hiking Along the Rim

Hiking Along the Rim

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

Routes to the River

Routes to the River

Extremely strenuous hikes to the bottom of the canyon in steep, unmaintained and unmarked gullies.

Special Events and Programs

Special Events and Programs

Join us for a daytime or evening program.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230

Phone:

(970) 641-2337 x205

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