Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls and startling depth offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.


Directions:
South Rim: 15 miles east of Montrose via U.S. Highway 50 and CO Hwy 347. North Rim: 11 miles south of Crawford, via CO Hwy 92 and North Rim Road (unpaved).

Visitor Services:
Parking
Visitor Information

Travel Tips:
Stop at the South Rim Visitor Center for additional information, exhibits, introductory film, publications and Junior Ranger program for kids. Join a Park Ranger for a leisurely boat tour on Morrow Point Reservoir, traveling seven miles into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, where canyon walls will tower above you. Hear the stories of the geologic history, wildlife, rugged early inhabitants, the narrow gauge railroad, and the dams and reservoirs. Extra cost for tour and prepaid reservations are required There is no bridge between the north and south rims. Allow 2–3 hours to drive from one side to another.

Entrance Fees:
$15.00 per vehicle. Entry fee for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcycles, motor scooters, or mopeds is $7.00 per person, not to exceed $14.00 per vehicle. No fee for persons 16 years of age or younger.

102 Elk Creek Road
Gunnison,  CO  81230
nps.gov/blca