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South Rim Campground
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South Rim Road
Montrose, Colorado   81401
(lat:38.5435 lon:-107.6896) map location

Phone: 970-641-2337
A camping trip to the Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park makes for a beautiful getaway for sightseeing, stargazing, and hiking. The park protects the most dramatic section of the Gunnison River Canyon no other canyon in North America combines the narrow opening, sheer walls, and startling depths of Black Canyon.Take one of many spectacular hikes such as the Oak Flat Loop Trail, and watch for the black-billed magpie.

In summer, catch an evening educational program in the campground amphitheater. In winter, try snowshoeing on Rim Rock Trail or go cross country skiing on South Rim Drive.Campsites are open year round, but drinking water is only available mid-May through mid-October. Electric hookups are in Loop B and available in the summer only.Perched on the South Rim of the Black Canyon, this campground is surrounded by scrub oak forests and sits atop ancient hard rocks.

Deer, grouse, bears, and bobcats are known to frequent the area.Visit the Cimarron Rail Exhibit to see railcars and the last remaining railroad trestle on the Black Canyon of the Gunnison route. Head upstream to Curecanti National Recreation Area to enjoy water recreation on Colorado's largest reservoir.
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The park is located approximately 250 miles SW of Denver. South Rim 15

miles east of Montrose, via U.S. Hwy 50 and CO Hwy 347.

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