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Black Canyon of the Gunnison Wilderness

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located approximately 210 miles southwest of Denver, Colorado.

Access to the South Rim is approximately 15 miles east of Montrose, Colorado, via U.S. Highway 50 and CO Highway 347.

Access to the North Rim is 11 miles south of Crawford, Colorado, via CO Highway 92 and North Rim Road (unpaved).

There is no bridge between the north and south rims of the canyon. Allow two to three hours to drive from one side to the other.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION By bus: To Montrose or Grand Junction, CO. By train: To Grand Junction. There is no public transportation within the park.

PLANE Commercial airline service is available to Montrose, Gunnison, and Grand Junction.

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