Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park



  • Directions

    Geolocation is not allowed
  • Size

    31225.40 acres

Contact Information


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.

Allowed Activities
Wildlife Watching
Rock Climbing

Additional Information

Accessibility Description

The following facilities are accessible to those with mobility impairments:

South Rim:

  • South Rim Visitor Center
  • Restrooms along South Rim
  • South Rim Campground: 2 accessible campsites, restrooms
  • Tomichi Point Overlook
  • Chasm View Overlook
  • Sunset View Overlook

North Rim:

  • Restroom at North Rim Ranger Station
  • Balanced Rock Overlook

The Black Canyon Movie: Our film shown at the South Rim Visitor Center meets Section 504 standards for audiences with hearing and visual impairments. Headphones for audio descriptions are available upon request.