Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Information

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Location Montrose County, Colorado, USA
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Nearest City MontroseNearest city: Montrose
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Coordinates 38°34′0″N 107°43′0″W
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Area 30,750 acres (124.44 km²)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Established October 21, 1999 Established: October 21, 1999
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Visitors 219,576 (in 2007)
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Governing Body National Park Service

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Fees & Reservations

Tickety Type Ticket Price
Entrance Fee - Single Visit $15.00 Per Vehicle
Black Canyon Anual Pass $30.00 (valid for 12 months from date of purchase)
Commercial Bus Tour Fees
  • Bus with 26 or more passenger : $100
  • Bus with 7-25 passenger: $40
  • Bus with 6 or less passenger: $25 plus $7.00 per person
Interagency Annual Pass $80.00
Interagency Senior Pass $10.00
Interagency Access Pass Free

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Nearby Attractions

National Park Service Areas
(Distances are approximate.)

  • Colorado National Monument (94 miles)
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area (0 miles - East Portal; 50 miles - Blue Mesa Reservoir)
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve (200 miles)
  • Mesa Verde National Park (160 miles) 

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Other Attractions

  • Crawford State Park (12 miles)
  • Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests (Grand Mesa 40 miles, Uncompahgre 40 miles, Gunnison 15 miles)
  • Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area (0 miles - east boundary; 25 miles - west boundary)
  • Ridgway State Park (40 miles)

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Camping

Camping Name Open Fee
North Rim Open from Spring to Fall $12.00 Per Night
South Rim Loop A - open year round. Loops B and C - open Spring to Fall
  • Loop A - $12.00 per night plus $3.00 per night
  • Loop B (electric hookups) - $18.00 per night plus $3.00 per night
  • Loop C - $12.00 per night

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Campgrounds

  • South Rim Campground (Mileage:4 mi)
  • Crawford Campground (Mileage:11 mi)
  • Lake Fork Campground (Mileage:24 mi)
  • Ridgway Sra Campground (Mileage:24 mi)
  • Red Creek Group Site Campground (Mileage:28 mi)
  • River Hill Campground ( Mileage:30 mi)