Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Travel Guide

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Sports & Activities

Recreational activities in Black Canyon run the gamut from short and easy nature trails to world-class (and experts-only) rock climbing and kayaking. The cold waters of the Gunnison River are well known to trout anglers.


All trails can be hot in summer and most don't receive much shade, so bring water, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen. Dogs are permitted, on leash...

Horseback Riding

Although its name might indicate otherwise, Deadhorse Trail is actually the only trail in the park where horses are allowed. The trail is an...

Rock Climbing

For expert rock climbers, the sheer cliffs of the Black Canyon represent one of Colorado's premier big-wall challenges. Some routes can take...


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