Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park News
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Red Rock Canyon Wilderness use permits available online with www.recreation.gov
March 15, 2023 | 11:29 am
Beginning Friday, April 14, 2023, reservations for Red Rock Canyon Wilderness use permits in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park will be available online at www.recreation.gov.
Stuart West selected as superintendent of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area
February 22, 2023 | 8:54 am
GUNNISON, Colo. – National Park Service (NPS) Acting Regional Director Lisa Carrico announced the selection of Stuart West as superintendent of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. He will also supervise the superintendent of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. He begins his new assignment on February 27.
Wilderness use permit changes for Red Rock Canyon at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
December 19, 2022 | 1:40 pm
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park staff are working to place Red Rock Canyon wilderness use permit reservations online with www.recreation.gov in 2023. Wilderness use permits for Red Rock Canyon were previously available by mail-in lottery only. The online process will allow visitors to access Red Rock Canyon wilderness use permits with greater ease.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison and Curecanti announce a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan
December 19, 2022 | 11:39 am
The National Park Service has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park – Curecanti National Recreation Area Wilderness and Backcountry Management Plan (plan) and Environmental Assessment (EA). The final plan will provide long-term direction and an integrated framework for decision making for the stewardship of designated wilderness and backcountry lands in the two parks. The EA and FONSI are available online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/BLCA-CUREWBMP.
Seeking Input on Wilderness and Backcountry Management Planning
December 22, 2021 | 3:09 pm
Today, the National Park Service released information about a comprehensive planning effort that would provide long-term direction to preserve wilderness and backcountry resources while offering a spectrum of visitor opportunities at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area.
Winter Operations at Black Canyon and Curecanti
December 16, 2021 | 9:03 am
Winter weather has arrived in the Rocky Mountains. Park operations at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area are adjusting with the season and offering limited services. Winter is a wonderful time for the adventurous winter traveler to experience the parks with less crowds. Visitors need to be aware of challenges and prepared for changing conditions.
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.
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.
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?
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.