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Amenities for Families at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Lodging and Dining for Families in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Colorado

Amenities are few at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - just picnic areas with heart-stopping views and campgrounds filled with wildlife.

A remote location and unique geology make it tough to provide even water, which must be trucked in.

The
unmatched scenery, however, more than makes up for any inconvenience. This is, after all, a wild and spectacular national park, not a brightly-colored plastic theme park.

Roughing it a tiny bit is part of the experience.



Did You Know?

The tallest sheer cliff face
in Colorado,
Painted Wall
in Black Canyon
of the Gunnison
National Park,
rises 2,250 feet
above the river at its feet. 




Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
is one of the most thought provoking attractions you'll ever visit with your family. 





Did You Know?


Colorado is famous for its quaking aspen trees. It is said that local American Indians called them spirit trees because their leaves seem to always move.



A member of the poplar family, the aspen's leaf is attached in a way that allows the leaves to flutter in the slightest breeze.


The Latin name for this tree is Populus tremuloides. It is this tremulous quality that causes aspen-covered hillsides to shine with such an unusual, glimmering light.

Learn more -
follow the link:
Best Places to See the Aspen Change in Colorado



Photo: Hiking in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park



Lodging and Camping

The is no lodging available at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

The South Rim Campground, at 8320 feet above sea level, is a cluster of 88 sites tucked in scraggly, dense Gambel’s oak forests. Loop A is open all year round. Loops B and C are closed in winter. Picnic tables, fire grills, and vault toilets are provided. Water is trucked in from Montrose and is only available from mid-May to mid-October. Electrical hookups are available in Loop B. Rigs over 35 feet are not recommended.

The North Rim Campground is much smaller, with only 13 sites. It fills up every weekend in May and early June with rock climbers, coming to explore the vertical world and their own limits on the walls of Black Canyon. They are mostly a quiet, respectful crowd. Picnic tables and fire grills nestle in the shade of twisty juniper trees here. Drinking water is available in the campground from mid-May to mid-October, and maximum rig length is 35 feet.



Restaurants and Picnic Areas

There are no restaurant facilities at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

The High Point, and Sunset View Picnic Areas are both west of the visitor center, along the South Rim Road. Both have vault toilets and are wheelchair accessible.