East Portal Road, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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  • Some day, we'll get here with a Corvette or car club. The road is twisty awesome and in generally excellent condition. OH yeah, there is a happy ending...the campground at the river is very nice and r...  more »
  • This was our favorite part of this national park. The road is to your right as you come into the park. We spent about 1 1/2 hours here. The first part of the road goes through private property with fr...  more »
  • I was honestly a little nervous coming down this road. My sister was fine lol. It's exciting and a little nerve wrecking but it is so worth it!!  more »
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  • Developed Park Service campground on the banks of the Gunnison River with drive-in and walk-in sites. Though technically a part of the adjacent Curecanti National Recreation Area, the East Portal area can only be accessed through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and the seasonal East Portal Road, a very,very steep road (16% grades) that travels 7 miles down to the river. Truly located on the river, the campground offers easy river access for fishermen and hikers. Adjacent to the campground is the historic East Portal of the Gunnison Tunnel, the diversion dam, and operating building.
  • Take the drive to the bottom. Much respect for those who hike in and out of there.
  • Had a great experience here with my son. Was very quiet when we were here. I would highly recommend it for anyone that enjoys camping/fishing.
  • Campgrounds like this one make me wish I had a Class B or small Class C. This must be the best campground in the Black Canyon National Park.

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