Grab your cooler, pack a picnic and check out high country cliff, canyons and access to boundless wilderness. We recommend Camp Bird Road, Owl Creek Pass, San Juan Skyway, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Colorado National Monument, Unaweep Canyon, Grand Mesa Scenic Byway as each offer unique views and breath taking beauty.
It’s an easy drive from Ouray to the Black Canyon just 10 miles was of Montrose
No other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths offered by the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Stop at the outstanding Park Visitor Center and its overlook into the canyon. From there, you can visit any nu per of many overlooks which vary in walking distances or drive the rim and see the entire canyon.
Entrance to the Black Canyon is $15 for a noncommercial vehicle and $7 for pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles.
Round Trip Time
Ouray to the Black Canyon and back will take about 3 hours of driving, not including stops.