Updated: 12/22/2016

Black Canyon National Park is one of the nation’s most breathtaking scenic treasures. Carved through solid granite over countless millennia, the dark canyon walls plunge an impressive 2,700 feet to the Gunnison River below. This national park offers world-class fishing, rock climbing (for advanced climbers), camping and many other adventures. From late spring through early fall, take a hike to see unique perspectives on the canyon and watch the abundant wildlife. 

Another way to experience the Black Canyon is from the bottom up. East Portal Road at the park entrance follows a steep, switchback route to the canyon’s depths where you can view the historic East Portal of the Gunnison Tunnel and enjoy a memorable day of fishing along the Gunnison River. Black Canyon National Park is located just 20 minutes east from downtown Montrose off of U.S. Highway 50.

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