Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park


There is no exaggeration in saying that the 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 awe-inspiring 2,700 feet to the Gunnison River below. As one of the nation’s hidden treasures, the Black Canyon allows visitors to immerse themselves in a memorable vacation experience undiminished by the ‘human drama’ often experienced in better-known destinations. Aside from its scenic splendor, the Black Canyon plays host to an amazing variety of outdoor adventures that make it a must-do for your Western Colorado vacation. Take the simple approach and enjoy the canyon from one of the many vantage points along the rim, or accept our invitation to "Look Deeper" by exploring and discovering the canyon’s hidden gems.