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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in southwest Colorado.

The South Rim is 7 miles north on CO Highway 347 from the intersection with U.S. Highway 50 east of Montrose.

The North Rim is 11 miles southwest of Crawford. From CO Highway 92, turn west on Black Canyon Road approximately 3 miles south of Crawford. Follow the road signs to the park. The last 7 miles are unpaved.

There is no bridge across the canyon. Allow 2 to 3 hours to drive from one rim to the other.

Most visitors arrive by private vehicle. Public transportation is not available within the park. Bus and airplane service are available in Montrose, Gunnison or Grand Junction.