Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
is a United States
National Park located in western Colorado
, and managed by the National Park Service. There are two entrances to the park; the more-developed south rim entrance is located 15 miles east of Montrose
, while the north rim entrance is located 11 miles south of Crawford and is closed in the winter. The park contains 12 miles of the 48-mile long canyon of the Gunnison River
. The national park itself contains the deepest and most dramatic section of the canyon, but the canyon continues upstream into the Curecanti National Recreation Area
and downstream into the Gunnison
Gorge National Conservation Area.