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Gunnison River (Black Canyon)

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Blue Winged Olive, Brown Caddis, Midge, Olive Caddis, Pale Morning Dun, Red Quill, Salmonfly, Stonefly, Terrestrial
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The Black Canyon of the Gunnison River is one of the most scenic rivers in the state. The deep canyon, over 2,000 feet in places, offers breath taking views both from the rim and the canyon floor. For those making the effort, the fishing can be an outstanding experience. While the entire reach is public from the East Portal down steam to ...

Getting there: To Black Canyon National Monument

North Rim: 11 miles south of Crawford, via CO Highway 92 and North Rim Road (unpaved)
South Rim: 15 miles east of Montrose, via U.S. Highway 50 and CO Highway 347
East Portal: Follow route to South Rim and turn right after entering park. The road is extremely steep (16% grades) with hairpin curves. Vehicles with an overall length (including trailer) greater than 22 feet are prohibited on the East Portal Road. Trailers may be left unhitched and left at a parking area at the campground entrance.

To the river trails in the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area (Chukar, Bobcat, Duncan and Ute), from Delta take 92 east. Just before Austin turn south on 2200 road to Peach Valley Road. Follow road to turn off to desired trailhead. Note that Peach Valley road can be accessed from Olathe and Montrose also.

The northern end of the National Conservation Area can be accessed from the BLM Gunnison Forks Day Use Area located approximately 13 mile
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