The Black Canyon of the Gunnison


Steepest, Deepest & Narrowest canyon in North America

Blue Mesa Reservoir is The Largest Body of Water in Colorado

†& is the Gateway toThe Black Canyon of the Gunnison

In The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park , pets† on a leash may be walked on roads, in campgrounds, to the overlooks, and are allowed on the Rim Rock Trail, Cedar Point Nature Trail, canyon routes or in the wilderness area.


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

Do no leave your pet unattended in a vehicle or campsite.† Interior temperatures of vehicles rise within minutes and pets can quickly overheat and die, even with the windows cracked.

For information on pet sitting and boarding services in the area

Call† the† Blue Mesa Point Information center:† (970) 641-3076

Pets in the Park

Rules & info

Peregrine falcon

Did You Know?
Black Canyon is home to the fastest bird in the world, the Peregrine falcon. Scientists estimate that Peregrines can reach speeds of over 200 mph in an aerial dive.