East Portal Road, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

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  • 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 »
  • Me and my two boys decided to go on a hike one day and we thought we would go somewhere close. I had never been. It was great. The views are great and we enjoyed nature and spending time with each oth...  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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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.
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