Operating Hours & Seasons

South Rim Visitor Center

Location: 7 miles north on CO Highway 347 from the intersection with U.S. Highway 50.
GPS: N 38.5550 W -107.6866

Winter Hours (approx. October to May): Open daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed 12:00-12:30 pm for lunch. Temporary weather closures possible.

Summer Hours (approx. mid-May through September): Open daily from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Closed major winter federal holidays including Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.

Water is not available from mid-fall until late spring (usually October to sometime in May). Please come prepared.

South Rim

The South Rim Drive is usually open to vehicles from late-April to mid-November. In winter, the South Rim Road is open to Gunnison Point at the visitor center. The remainder of the road is closed to vehicles, but open to cross country skiing and snowshoeing when conditions permit.

2024 and 2025: Road construction projects will cause delays and reduced parking. Please see the news release for more information.

North Rim

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

East Portal

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

Last updated: February 23, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
(GPS/physical address = 9800 Highway 347, Montrose, CO)

Gunnison, CO 81230



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