Colorado Whitewater Rafting: Rafting Near Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park
Look up and see canyon walls towering over you as you raft this Colorado whitewater.
Colorado Whitewater Rafting–GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK–Dropping an average of 34 feet per mile, the Gunnison River has the 5th steepest mountain descent in North America as it flows through Black Canyon. All the more reason you should visit!
Colorado Rafting, Gunnison National Park: Hiking, Camping, and the Black Canyon
Created as a national park in 1999 to protect Colorado’s river canyon, Gunnison National Park is home to many geological and biological wonders. The Black Canyon itself was so named because it’s so deep that sunlight cannot penetrate far into the canyon. In fact, the Gunnison River is partly responsible for shaping the canyon to what it is today.
Coyotes, elk, magpies, eagles and mule deer can be seen in the area, as well as the peregrine falcon, the white-throated swift and the canyon wren. Hiking trails and two campgrounds are available around the south rim for those who just can’t get enough.
Reserve your place in this Colorado whitewater rafting experience. Don’t delay! Rafting by the Black Canyon is a treat.
Whitewater rafting, kayaking and Gold Medal fly fishing are fun and popular ways to experience the Gunnison River. With canyon walls rising more than 2,000 above you as you raft the whitewater, what more would you want on your Colorado rafting journey?