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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the state of Colorado and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: September 1, 2021
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park - News section for more.

  • National Park Service Rescinds Stage I Fire Restrictions at Black Canyon and Curecanti

    July 22, 2021 | 1:54 pm

    At midnight Thursday, July 22, 2021, Stage I Fire Restrictions will be rescinded for both Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Recent rains in the area have increased fuel moisture and lessened fire danger, but visitors are asked to remain cautious with fire.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Implements Stage I Fire Restrictions

    June 23, 2021 | 9:08 am

    Current and predicted weather, coupled with dry conditions, has necessitated the implementation of fire restrictions for many public lands throughout the state. Effective 12:01 am on June 24, in alignment with both Gunnison and Montrose Counties, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area will be under Stage I Fire Restrictions. 

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Spring Operations at Black Canyon and Curecanti

    April 12, 2021 | 11:47 am

    The mountain bluebirds are back, the ice is melting, and it’s time for the National Park Service to prepare for the summer. Ever wonder what it takes to get a park or recreation area ready for the summer rush of visitors?

    Read more at nps.gov


  • East Portal Road to be Closed for the 2021 Season

    March 31, 2021 | 1:08 pm

    The East Portal Road will be closed to all public access, including pedestrian and bicycle traffic, throughout the 2021 season to complete vital road work and infrastructure improvements at East Portal.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Black Canyon and Curecanti implement federal mask mandate for COVID-19 prevention and protection

    February 3, 2021 | 2:39 pm

    To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and National Park Service (NPS) facilities, and in support of President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, NPS is immediately implementing a mask requirement for employees, visitors, partners and contractors.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Changes in Winter Operations - Bring Your Own Snowshoes

    December 3, 2020 | 11:01 am

    Following safe guidance regarding COVID-19, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park will offer only limited services this winter. Ranger-led snowshoe tours are cancelled, and the park will not be able to loan snowshoes to individuals.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Holiday Hours and Operations at Black Canyon and Curecanti

    November 20, 2020 | 2:36 pm

    As the holiday season approaches, the National Park Service would like to invite you to your local national park and recreation area. Here’s what you need to know:

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Fall Hours and Changes at Black Canyon and Curecanti

    September 21, 2020 | 1:35 pm

    Fall operations will be changing for both Black Canyon and Curecanti as temperatures drop and visitation decreases.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Stage I Fire Restrictions Lifted

    July 29, 2020 | 4:10 pm

    Recent rains have moderated fire danger in the Gunnison and Montrose areas, therefore, effective Thursday, July 30 the National Park Service is lifting fire restrictions for Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. Visitors are reminded that they must continue to practice fire safety:

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Stage I Fire Restrictions

    July 9, 2020 | 3:11 pm

    Current and predicted weather, coupled with dry conditions, has necessitated the implementation of fire restrictions for many public lands throughout the state. Effective July 10, in alignment with both Gunnison and Montrose Counties, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area will be under Stage I Fire Restrictions.

    Read more at nps.gov