Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is the result of two million years of natural weathering. Bring your RV to see and experience what Mother Nature is capable of. Some of the steepest cliffs, craggiest spires, and oldest rocks in all of the Americas can be found right here in this Colorado park.
Summers here tend to stay between 55 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit and drop to 45 to 60 degrees at night. You won’t have to worry too much about heat exhaustion, but may want to be prepared for nightly thunderstorms. You can expect snow in the winters, with day temperatures only getting as high as 40 degrees and as low as 10 degrees. Be sure to pack and dress accordingly.
The best and most popular times to visit the Black Canyon in your RV is during the warmer months, but don’t let that make you think that summer is the only good time to visit. There is a wide array of things to do and different ways to experience the park when you come at different times of the year. Hike the trails - including the inner canyon itself - or take in the sights on a scenic drive. In the warmer months, go horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, and more. During the colder months, go cross country skiing or snowshoe trekking. No matter when you visit, you’ll be guaranteed a great experience when you bring your rig to Black Canyon.