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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Night Sky Viewing and Constellation Tours

    • Location: South Rim Campground
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    Night Sky Viewing will begin near the South Rim Campground Amphitheater at sunset, weather permitting. The Black Canyon Astronomical Society will bring telescopes on specific nights as well. Check their website for dates: www.blackcanyonastronomy.com

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Astronomy Festival - Author Craig Childs Presentation

    • Time: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Location: City of Montrose Pavilion and Montrose Botanic Gardens
    • Fees: FREE
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Special Event in the City of Montrose celebrating dark skies - The 9th annual Black Canyon Astronomy Festival

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Black Canyon Astronomy Festival - Solar Viewing

    • Location: South Rim Visitor Center
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Everyday from 06/13/2018 to 06/16/2018

    Don’t wait until dark to see a star. Get up close and personal with our local star and safely observe solar phenomena through a filtered telescope.

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    • Time: 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Thursday, June 14, 2018

    Everyday from 06/14/2018 to 06/15/2018

    Join Rangers and the Black Canyon Astronomical Society to observe the dark skies of Black Canyon. A wide variety of telescopes will be on hand for observation of deep sky objects. A ranger talk will take place in the amphitheater at 8 pm

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Campground Evening Program

    • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly from 08/07/2018 to 09/29/2018

    Learn more about the park with a ranger-led talk program on a wide variety of topics. Specific topics are posted at the South Rim Visitor Center and South Rim Campground.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Chasm View Ranger Talk

    • Time: 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
    • Location: Chasm View Overlook on South Rim Drive
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Everyday from 08/07/2018 to 09/29/2018

    Join a park ranger to explore more of the Black Canyon, from plants and animals to geology. Specific program topics posted at the South Rim Visitor Center.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Geology Walk

    • Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    • Location: South Rim Visitor Center, Rim Rock Trail
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Everyday from 08/07/2018 to 09/29/2018

    Meet a ranger at the South Rim Visitor Center by 9:30 am for this 1 hour hike on the Rim Rock Trail to learn more about the fascinating geology of the Black Canyon. Pets are not permitted on this hike.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Warner Nature Walk

    • Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    • Location: Meet at the High Point Parking Lot
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Tuesday, August 7, 2018

    Everyday from 08/07/2018 to 09/29/2018

    Explore the Warner Nature Trail on the edge of the Black Canyon Wilderness! Rangers will examine the many aspects that make the wilderness wild. Bring water and wear sturdy hiking shoes.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    Astronomy Evening Programs

    • Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Wednesday, August 8, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly from 08/08/2018 to 09/28/2018

    Rangers will present an astronomy talk in the South Rim Campground Amphitheater. Night Sky Viewing will take place later in the evening, after sunset.

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  • Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

    View of the Perseids Meteor Shower

    • Time: 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    • Location: South Rim Campground Amphitheater
    • Fees: Park Entrance Fee
    Sunday, August 12, 2018

    Rangers will be on hand to answer questions and give a short talk on the Perseids Meteor Shower which will be peaking on August 12th. Telescopes will be available.

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Gunnison, CO 81230

Phone:

(970) 641-2337 x205

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