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Your Guide to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Take a trip to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park. This guide includes hours, weather, fees, maps, and directions. Make a copy and use it for yourself!

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Overview

Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America.

With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.

Directions

7 miles north on CO Highway 347 from the intersection with U.S. Highway 50 east of Montrose

GPS: lat:38.57779869, long:-107.7242756

Physical address: South Rim Visitor Center, Montrose, CO, 81401

Mailing address: 102 Elk Creek, Gunnison, CO, 81230

Fees

Covers all persons in a single, private, noncommercial vehicle and is valid for seven calendar days.

Covers up to two people on a single motorcycle and is valid for seven calendar days.

Valid for seven calendar days.

Bus with 26 or more passenger seating capacity

Bus with 7-25 passenger seating capacity

Bus with 6 or less passenger seating capacity: $25 plus $7.00 per person

Weather

Summer daytime temperatures range between 55 to 90F (13 to 32C), nights 45 to 60F (7 to 16C).

Winter daytime temperatures range between 15 to 40F (-9 to 4C), nights 10 to 20F (-12 to -6C).

Afternoon thunderstorms are common during the summer.

Snow accumulation varies greatly year to year.

Layered clothing appropriate for the season is recommended.

Contact Information

Phone: 9706412337

Hours for South Rim

The park is open 24 hours a day every day. The South Rim Road is open to vehicles from early April to mid-November. In winter, the South Rim Road is open to Gunnison Point. The remainder of the road is closed to vehicles, but open to cross country skiing and snowshoeing. South Rim Visitor Center hours are listed on the Basic Information page. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/blca/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Sunday: All Day

Monday: All Day

Tuesday: All Day

Wednesday: All Day

Thursday: All Day

Friday: All Day

Saturday: All Day

Hours for North Rim

The park is open 24 hours a day. North Rim Road is open intermittently in Summer and Fall. North Rim Road and ranger station are closed in winter. The road typically closes late November and reopens mid-April. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/blca/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Sunday: All Day

Monday: All Day

Tuesday: All Day

Wednesday: All Day

Thursday: All Day

Friday: All Day

Saturday: All Day

Hours for East Portal

East Portal Road is closed in winter. The road typically closes mid-November and reopens mid-April. View closures: https://www.nps.gov/blca/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Sunday: All Day

Monday: All Day

Tuesday: All Day

Wednesday: All Day

Thursday: All Day

Friday: All Day

Saturday: All Day