Location of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado.

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 physical/GPS address is - 9800 Hwy 347, 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. The physical/GPS address is 7295 Black Canyon Road, 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.

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Approximate mileage to Black Canyon's South Rim:

Montrose 14 miles
Gunnison 63 miles
Denver 264 miles
Curecanti National Recreation Area's
Blue Mesa Reservoir
36 miles
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

Last updated: June 12, 2021

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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