Getting to Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in west-central Colorado, where the Gunnison River has cut a deep and narrow canyon. Visits to both the north and south rim are possible, though the south rim is more developed and sees the large majority of visitors. The city of Montrose, just a few miles from the south rim, is the closest city of size.
To get to the South Rim, take US50 east from Montrose about 6 miles and turn left on CO-347. Follow this north about 7 miles to the park entrance. To reach the North Rim, follow Black Canyon Road and the unpaved North Rim Road for about 15 miles south of Crawford.
Below you will find an interactive map showing the locations of the North and South Rim entrances to Black Canyon of the Gunnison. You can click on the map marker to get directions from wherever you are. Following this is the official park map provided by the National Park Service. You can view either the original PDF file (sometimes very large files) or a simple image file. The map links will open in a new tab. Note that while this map is useful for general navigation around the park, if you are planning to do any hiking, you should really have a proper Black Canyon of the Gunnison Trail Map.
Below you will find a list of airports most convenient for a trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison, listed in order of distance. For each airport we give useful links for further information on the airport, as well as flight and rental car bookings. These links already have the destination airport selected for your convenience. For price searches, simply enter your origin and dates.
- Grand Junction, CO (GJT): 79 miles by car to Black Canyon of the Gunnison (South Rim)
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more GJT airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at GJT
- Denver, CO (DEN): 279 miles by car to Black Canyon of the Gunnison (South Rim)
– Visit TripAdvisor for multi-site airfare search and more DEN airport information
– Visit Expedia to search all available rental cars at DEN