Black Canyon National Park has two campgrounds - one on either Rim. East Portal Campground, within the canyon by the river, is accessed through the park but within the boundary of Curecanti National Recreation Area. Backcountry camping within the inner canyon Wilderness is also allowed, but Wilderness Use Permits are required.
Camping Outside the Park
Camping may be available in private campgrounds or on other public lands nearby.
Lodging and Dining
There are no restaurants or lodges in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The nearest restaurants and hotels are in Montrose, CO, or Gunnison, CO.
Western National Parks Association sells some hiking snacks in the bookstore at the South Rim Visitor Center.
The North Rim has a picnic table in front of the ranger station. The South Rim has:
Lodging outside the Park
Lodging is available in nearby communities. Please visit the following links for more information:
Montrose Visitor and Convention Bureau
Gunnison Country Chamber of Commerce
Last updated: August 18, 2020