Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP South Rim Campground, CO

A camping trip to the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park makes for a beautiful getaway for sightseeing, rock climbing and hiking. The park protects the most dramatic section of the Gunnison River Canyon; no other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls...
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Know Before You Go
  • Bears frequent the area; all food must be kept in approved containers
  • No water hookups
  • Unreliable cell phone reception; pay phone is available near campground
  • This is a high elevation facility, please use caution when traveling from lower elevations.
  • Weather varies greatly from canyon rim and canyon floor; bring appropriate clothing
  • Generator use is not permitted.
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Loop A STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 20 Pull-Through
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*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

A camping trip to the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park makes for a beautiful getaway for sightseeing, rock climbing and hiking. The park protects the most dramatic section of the Gunnison River Canyon; no other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths of Black Canyon.

Natural Features:

Perched on the South Rim of the Black Canyon, this campground is surrounded by Pinyon pine, Juniper and Scrub oak forests.

Visitors can take in views of the Painted Wall, the highest cliff in Colorado. From river to rim, it stands 2,250 feet high - a remarkable 1,000 feet taller than the Empire State Building.

Recreation:

Take one of many spectacular hikes such as the Oak Flat Loop Trail, and watch for the black-billed magpie.

In summer, catch an evening educational program. In winter, try snowshoeing on Rim Rock Trail or go cross country skiing on South Rim Drive.

Facilities:

The campsite is open year round, but drinking water is only available mid-May through mid-October. Electric hookups are in Loop B only.

Nearby Attractions:

Head to the Cimarron Canyon Rail Exhibit, an old-fashioned locomotive at the last remaining railroad trestle on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison route.

Booking Window

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Fri Sep 19 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD NONELECTRIC

Fri Sep 19 2014 - Mon Mar 16 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Sun Sep 07 2014 Thu May 14 2015
Peak Fri May 15 2015 Sat Sep 12 2015
Walk In Sun Sep 13 2015 Thu May 19 2016
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Birding
  • Campfire Programs
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Paved Roads
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Area
  • RV sites
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Snowshoeing
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Wildlife Viewing
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
Sep 07 2014 -
May 14 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00
Peak Season
May 15 2015 -
Sep 12 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00-$15.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $15.00
Walk In Season
Sep 13 2015 -
May 19 2016
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $12.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $12.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.55056, -107.68667
38°33'2"N, 107°41'12"W

The park is located approximately 250 miles SW of Denver. South Rim: 15 miles east of Montrose, via U.S. Hwy 50 and CO Hwy 347.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP South Rim Campground
11249-11007/11248-11006 Hwy. 347
MONTROSE  CO  81401

Phone Number:

Project Office: (970)641-2337
Additional Information