Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in southwest Colorado.
The South Rim is 7 miles north on CO Highway 347 from the intersection with U.S. Highway 50 east of Montrose.
The North Rim is 11 miles southwest of Crawford. From CO Highway 92, turn west on Black Canyon Road approximately 3 miles south of Crawford. Follow the road signs to the park. The last 7 miles are unpaved. The North Rim is closed to vehicles in the winter.
There is no bridge across the canyon. Allow 2 to 3 hours to drive from one rim to the other. The North Rim is closed to vehicles in the winter.
Most visitors arrive by private vehicle. Public transportation is not available within the park. Bus and airplane service are available in Montrose, Gunnison or Grand Junction.
Approximate mileage to Black Canyon's South Rim:
| Curecanti National Recreation Area's
Blue Mesa Reservoir
|Rocky Mountain National Park||312 miles|
|Mesa Verde National Park||156 miles|
|Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve||199 miles|
|Colorado National Monument||90 miles|
|Dinosaur National Monument||207 miles|
|Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument||200 miles|
|Bent's Old Fort National Historic Site||294 miles|
|Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site||352 miles|