Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park


Driving in to this isolated park from Curecanti NRA, we had the sense that there was something special here. Sure, it’s not as grand as the other national park with a canyon in its name, but there is a lot of drama and sightseeing to do here. And did I mention the dandelions? They were the size of a baseball here.


My favorite things to do here

  • Rim Rock Trail
  • South Rim Scenic Road and pullouts

Things I want to come back to do

  • Stay at the south rim campground
  • Come in the winter

Fun Facts

  • Kayakers run the river here, but it is very technical ¬†with up to class V rapids and long and dangerous portages

National Park Service Website: http://www.nps.gov/blca/

NPS Map: http://home.nps.gov/applications/hafe/hfc/carto-detail.cfm?Alpha=blca