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About Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
Campgrounds in Black Canyon
1. South Rim
The South Rim Campground is going to make you feel like you just moved right into the canyon! Nicely shaded sites have lots of privacy, so you...
3. North Rim
Breathe in some crisp morning air and brew yourself a cup o’ joe on the campfire, North Rim Campground beckons an early start! You’re just steps...
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The North Rim seems practically deserted compared to the South Rim. No problem at all finding and reserving a spot. Distance but not privacy between spots. Good tree coverage though. Maybe it was just when I went, but the North Rim was extremely windy!
We had such a good experience at the South Rim campground. We didn't have a reservation, but were able to grab a great site in loop C. The sites are fairly close together but there are trees and bushes separating all of them, so you feel fairly secluded. If you go, be sure to check out the evening ranger program and look through all of the astronomer's telescopes. We saw Jupiter, Saturn, a binary star and more!
History of Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
The Black Canyon of the Gunnison was established as a U.S. National Monument on March 2, 1933. It became a National Park on October 21, 1999.During 1933-35, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the North Rim Road to design by the National Park Service. This includes fives miles of roadway and five overlooks; it is listed on the U.S.National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.