Basic Information

South Rim Visitor Center
9800 Highway 347
Montrose, CO 81401

7 miles north on CO Highway 347 from the intersection with U.S. Highway 50 east of Montrose

South Rim

Open every day. The South Rim Road is open to vehicles from early April to mid-November. In winter, the South Rim Road is open to Gunnison Point. The remainder of the road is closed to vehicles, but open to cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

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North Rim

North Rim Road and ranger station are closed in winter. The road typically closes late November and reopens mid-April.

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East Portal

East Portal Road is closed in winter. The road typically closes mid-November and reopens mid-April.

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Today's Weather: http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/NPBLCA:13:US CLIMATE Weather can vary greatly throughout the day. Summer daytime temperatures range between 55 to 90F (13 to 32C), nights 45 to 60F (7 to 16C). Winter daytime temperatures range between 15 to 40F (-9 to 4C), nights 10 to 20F (-12 to -6C). Afternoon thunderstorms are common during the summer. Snow accumulation varies greatly year to year. Layered clothing appropriate for the season is recommended.

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Fee - per vehicle or motorcycle - $15.00

Covers all persons in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle and is valid for seven calendar days.

Entrance Fee - per pedestrian or bicycle - $7.00

Not to exceed $14.00 per bicycle

Entrance Fee - commercial bus - $100.00

Bus with 26 or more passenger seating capacity

Entrance Fee - commercial bus - $40.00

Bus with 7-25 passenger seating capacity

Entrance Fee - commercial bus - $25.00

Bus with 6 or less passenger seating capacity: $25 plus $7.00 per person

Entrance Passes:

Black Canyon Annual Pass - $30.00

This pass admits the permit holder and all accompanying passengers in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle to the park. It is valid for 12 months from date of purchase and covers entry fees only.

South Rim Visitor Center

Park information, interpretive displays, Wilderness permits, maps, bookstore.

 
Black Canyon seen from Green Mountain.
Black Canyon seen from Green Mountain.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230

Phone:

(970) 641-2337 x205

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