Essential Info for Visiting Black Canyon Of The Gunnison
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South Rim Visitor Center 9800 Highway 347 Montrose, CO 81401
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Black Canyon Annual Pass - $45.00
This pass admits the permit holder and all accompanying passengers in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle to the park. It is valid for 12 months from date of purchase and covers entry fees only.
Per vehicle - $25.00
Covers all persons in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle and is valid for seven calendar days.
Per motorcycle - $20.00
Covers up to two people on a single motorcycle and is valid for seven calendar days.
Per pedestrian or bicycle - $15.00
Valid for seven calendar days.
$100 - Bus with 26 or more passenger seating capacity $40 - Bus with 7-25 passenger seating capacity $25 plus $7.00 per person - Bus with 6 or less passenger seating capacity
South Rim Campground - Reservable
The South Rim Campground is located just one mile from the South Rim Visitor Center and is in close proximity to the amphitheater, where ranger programs take place during the summer season. The Night Sky Viewing & Telescope site is also nearby. Sites are fairly close together, and are partially shielded by Gambel Oak and Serviceberry bushes. Each site in Loop B offers 20, 30, and 50 amp electric hookups. A and C loops do not offer electric hookups.
North Rim Campground
The North Rim Campground is a remote campground on the North Rim of the Park. The last 7 miles of the North Rim Road and the campground road are unpaved. Services are limited. The campground is small, but the sites are spacious and spread out among pinyon and juniper trees. This campground can easily fill in the summer, especially on weekends. Maximum combined length of RV, car and/or trailer is 22 feet.
East Portal Campground
The East Portal Campground is located within Curecanti National Recreation Area, but is adjacent to and only accessible from Black Canyon National Park. The campground is located at the bottom of the canyon, along the Gunnison River. It is a small, tent-only campground shaded by box elder trees. East Portal is closed in winter, when the Bureau of Reclamation closes the East Portal Road.