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

Year-round: Closed 12 - 1 pm for lunch.
Winter Hours (approx. October to mid-March): Open daily from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Temporary weather closures possible.
Spring Hours (approx. mid-March to mid-May): Open daily from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Summer Hours (approx. mid-May to September): Open daily from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Closed winter federal holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Presidents Day.

Water is not available until late spring (usually 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.

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: July 21, 2022

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Mailing Address:

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

Gunnison , CO 81230



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