11 days in Gunnison, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park & Grand Junction Itinerary

11 days in Gunnison, Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park & Grand Junction Itinerary

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Gunnison
— 4 nights
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Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park
— 2 nights
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Grand Junction
— 4 nights

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Gunnison

— 4 nights
The City of Gunnison is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. You've added Pine Creek, Crystal Mill, Ouray Ice Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Monarch Mountain and Gunnison City Park. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Neversink and examine the collection at Gunnison Pioneer Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gunnison driving holiday planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Gunnison. In March, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park.

Things to do in Gunnison

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

— 2 nights
The Gunnison River has been hard at work over the past two million years, carving out the sheer cliffs and towering spires that today make up Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.
You've added East Portal Road, Painted Wall, South Rim Road, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Gunnison Point and Gunnison Diversion Dam. Get in touch with nature at Rim Rock Trail and Adobe Badlands Wilderness Study Area. The adventure continues: get great views at Warner Point.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park day trip site.

Traveling by car from Gunnison to Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gunnison in March: high temperatures in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park hover around 58°F and lows are around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grand Junction.

Things to do in Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Grand Junction

— 4 nights
The city of Grand Junction is the home rule municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Mesa County, Colorado, United States. Your day by day itinerary now includes Downtown Grand Junction, Suplizio field and Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. Do some cultural sightseeing at Western Colorado Center for the Arts and Museum of the West. Escape the urban bustle at Delicate Arch and James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park. Explore Grand Junction's surroundings by going to Arches National Park (Windows & Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, look for gifts at Enstrom's, and have fun and explore at John McConnell Math and Science Center.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Grand Junction road trip tool.

Getting from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Junction by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. March in Grand Junction sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 32°F at night.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips