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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park; Near Montrose, CO

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Page Title: Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park; Near Montrose, CO
Page Synopsis: The Black Canyon of the Gunnison's unique and spectacular landscape was formed slowly by the action of water and rock scouring down through hard Proterozoic crystalline rock. No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison.



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Camping

Camping

South Rim
The South Rim Campground (88 sites) offers pit toilets, tables, and grills. The B loop has 30 amp electrical service available. Sites are usually available even on the busiest weekends. Although there are no group sites, groups can generally be accommodated at the South Rim Campground. Vehicles greater than 35 feet are not recommended.

North Rim
The North Rim Campground (13 sites) also has pit toilets, tables, and grills, but occasionally fills during the summer months. Vehicles greater than 35 feet are not recommended.

Camping Fees
Camping fees are $10.00/night (maximum of 8 persons and 2 vehicles). Camping in B loop is $15/night. Golden Age and Access cardholders receive a discount on camping, so the charge is $10 for B loop and $5 elsewhere. All sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis (no reservations).

Water Availability
Although the Gunnison River is just 2,000' below, all water on the rim must be hauled in. Therefore, please conserve water. Water is available from mid-May to mid-October at both campgrounds, Gunnison Point, and Pulpit Rock. Plan to bring your own water at other times of the year.

Limit of Stay
Camping is limited to a visit of 14 consecutive nights for a total of 30 nights during the calendar year.

Additional Campgrounds
Additional campgrounds are available at Curecanti National Recreation Area, and Ridgeway Lake and Crawford Lake State Recreation Areas. Private campgrounds are located near Montrose, Delta and Cimarron.

Hiking

Hiking trails at Black Canyon are categorized in two groups: rim trails and inner-canyon routes.

Rim trails are well established hikes ranging in difficulty from easy to strenuous and remain along the canyon rim. No permits are necessary for rim trails.

Inner-canyon routes are unmarked, extremely difficult routes to the bottom of the canyon. These scrambles should only be attempted by individuals in excellent physical condition. Permits are required for all inner-canyon routes.

The selections below will provide more detailed trail descriptions.

Rim Trails - South Rim

Rim Trails - North Rim

Inner Canyon Routes






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