Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park: What You Need to Know About Colorado’s Most Compelling Canyon

Nov 24, 2020 11:00 PM

Hyland Park - Photo by Lance Harris from Flickr
SHARE - Located in Montrose County, western Colorado, Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park is a park comprising 12 miles (19 km) of the 48-mile (77 km) long Black Canyon of the Gunnison River. The park offers you the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America.

This vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky attracts a thousand tourists from various countries. The main highlight of the park is the scenic drive along US Highway 50 and Colorado Highway 92, as well as the south rim. If you love camping, the east end of the park, where it meets Blue Mesa Reservoir at Blue Mesa Point, is the area most developed for your hobby.

The nearby Curecanti National Recreation Area features a visitor center, marina facilities and, the Lake Fork Campground, among the other campgrounds available at the site. The west end of the park has river access by automobile, as well as guided tours of the canyon. A short hike at Blue Mesa Point Information Center heads down to Pine Creek and the Morrow Point boat tours, boating, fishing, and hiking.

The Black Canyon is a center for rock climbing, and the site also offers rafting opportunities. There are tons of challenging recreational activities here, and Tripboba has wrapped up anything you’d like to know about the park. So, don’t miss out the fun and plan your adventures ahead with our guide to visiting Black Canyon of The Gunnison National Park.


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