Things To Do

  • A woven park ranger hat with a canyon in the distance
    Attend a Ranger Program

    Join us for a daytime or evening program.

  • Camping

    Decide which campground is right for you whether you're driving an rv or pitching a tent.

  • three hikers scrambling up steep rock ledges, viewed from above
    Explore the Inner Canyon

    Learn about the wilderness area of the Inner Canyon. Information on permits, regulations, routes, etc,

  • A person standing on a canyon edge looking at a sunset
    Hiking Trails

    Trails vary in distance and difficulty, but all provide opportunities for views into and around the canyon.

  • An overlook with wooden fencing along a canyon rim
    Scenic Drives

    Take a scenic drive on either side of Black Canyon or the steep descent to East Portal.

  • Two bighorn sheep rams navigate down a steep canyon
    Wildlife Watching

    Learn about safely viewing wildlife in the park.

  • a rock climber clinging to a gray rock wall under a large overhang
    Go vertical!
    Rock Climbing

    Explore the canyon up close and personal. Learn how to do it safely.

  • snow encrusted canyon view
    Visit in Winter

    Explore opportunities for winter recreation on the canyon rim.

  • people around telescopes under a starry night sky
    View the Night Sky

    Stargaze in an International Dark Sky Park! Black Canyon offers night sky viewing opportunities throughout the year.

Last updated: June 4, 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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