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 Pioneer Museum. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Neversink and stroll around Gunnison City Park.

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 · Museums

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 Warner Point. Get in touch with nature at Rim Rock Trail and Adobe Badlands Wilderness Study Area. The adventure continues: admire the engineering at Gunnison Diversion Dam.

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 John McConnell Math and Science Center. Escape the urban bustle at Delicate Arch and Windows. Step out of Grand Junction to go to Arches National Park and see Lower Delicate Arch Viewpoint, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Enstrom's, look for all kinds of wild species at Colorado National Monument, admire the majestic nature at James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park, and engage your brain at Museum of the West.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Grand Junction holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Black Canyon Of The Gunnison National Park to Grand Junction takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 32°F.

Things to do in Grand Junction

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Side Trips