©

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The canyon stretches for 77 km (48 mi), with the deepest and most striking 19 km (12 mi) section sitting inside the park. Numerous short hiking trails meander along the northern and southern rims of the canyon, making it relatively easy to peer down into the chasm at the river far below. You can also hike to the bottom of the canyon, though these trails are very strenuous and unmaintained. With the canyon serving as the sole attraction, you can see the significant parts of the park in a day. Our United States sightseeing website allows you to schedule your trip to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

If you don't stay in one of the two campgrounds in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, the nearby town of Montrose serves as the second-most convenient option. Here you'll find numerous economy motels and a few small bed and breakfasts and inns. Many of these are only about 16 km (10 mi) from the park's south entrance. Delta sits north of Montrose and offers a similar range of accommodation types. Here, you'll be about 40 km (25 mi) from the park. About 56 km (35 mi) south of the park, the small town of Ouray offers a couple of hotels, some of which sit in restored brick Victorian buildings that characterize the town's architecture.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

1 day in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: October, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, kids, popular PREFERENCES: November, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park, Glenwood Springs & Aspen BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, romantic, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans