The Black Canyon of the Gunnisons 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.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located approximately 250 miles southwest of Denver.
South Rim: 15 miles east of Montrose, via U.S. Highway 50 and CO Highway 347
North Rim: 11 miles south of Crawford, via CO Highway 92 and North Rim Road (unpaved)
Help preserve the Black Canyon for future generations. Please donâ€™t pick the flowers, feed or approach wildlife, or disturb natural features.
There is no bridge between the north and south rims of the canyon. Allow two to three hours to drive from one side to the other.