Things To Do

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The Black Canyon is known for crumbling rock, dizzying heights, and a lack of places to place protective equipment. Rock climbing is a challenge limited to highly experienced, expert climbers only. Photo courtesy of

Hiking Trails
Trails for all abilities are available on both South and North Rims.

Hiking the Inner Canyon
Extremely strenuous hikes to the bottom of the canyon in steep, unmaintained and unmarked gullies.

Scenic Drives
Gorgeous scenic routes are available along the rims and down to the river.

The Gunnison River within Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is well known for outstanding trout fishing.

This stretch of the Gunnison River is only for the most experienced kayakers.

Rock Climbing
All the climbs in the Black are multi-pitch traditional routes and not for the faint of heart.

Wildlife Watching
Black Canyon provides a unique vertical environment for wildlife.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230


(970) 641-2337 x205

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