• Black-Canyon-of-the-Gunnison-Dog-Friendly-National-Park-Colorado

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  • Location:  The South Rim is 7 miles north on CO Highway 347 from the intersection with U.S. Highway 50 east of Montrose.

    The North Rim is 11 miles southwest of Crawford. From CO Highway 92, turn west on Black Canyon Road approximately 3 miles south of Crawford. Follow the road signs to the park. The last 7 miles are unpaved.

    There is no bridge across the canyon. Allow 2 to 3 hours to drive from one rim to the other.

    Most visitors arrive by private vehicle. Public transportation is not available within the park. Bus and airplane service are available in Montrose, Gunnison or Grand Junction.

    In Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, pets on leash may be walked on roads, in campgrounds, to the overlooks, and are allowed on the Rim Rock Trail, Cedar Point Nature Trail, and North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail.

     Pets are not allowed on any other hiking trails, inner canyon routes or in the wilderness area.

    Owners are responsible for their pet’s behavior and may receive fines if their animal creates problems with wildlife and/or other visitors.

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