Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is the result of two million years of natural weathering. Some of the steepest cliffs, craggiest spires, and oldest rocks in all of the Americas can be found right here in this Colorado park. Large yet intimate, this area offers blood pumping recreation, scenic vistas, breathtaking rivers, and brilliant night skies. Bring the whole family to see and partake in what Mother Nature created.
No matter the season, RV camping at the Black Canyon is a comfortable experience. Summers here tend to stay between 55 and 90 degrees 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 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 enjoy the park during all four seasons. Choose your adventure by hiking the trails—including the inner canyon itself—or taking in the sights on a scenic drive. In the warmer months, go horseback riding, rock climbing, kayaking, fishing, and rafting. 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. Whether you're a seasoned van dweller, or just renting an RV from nearby, there are plenty of areas to set up camp, unwind, and reconnect with nature.