RENT CAMPING AND BACKPACKING GEAR IN BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK

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On your next trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, escape the crowds of the lodges or nearby hotels and enjoy the outdoors as it was meant to be – either camping in a nearby campground or backpacking into the wilderness. When you rent our backpacking or camping gear, you’ll see how much money you can save by renting rather than buying. Rental of backpacking and camping gear for Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is easy; just click on the “Browse Rental Gear” tab above to get started. You can rent tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, hydration gear, lights, SPOT GPS trackers – anything you need for a wonderful outdoor experience. We also have new gear for sale as well as any supplies and accessories you might need for your national park adventure.

We’ll ship your rented outdoor equipment direct to your home before your trip, or to a convenient location inside the park or near the entrance to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. On your way back home, just load the backpacking or camping gear back into the same box we shipped to you, use the prepaid return label, and drop off the rental at any UPS shipping point.

Here’s some information you may find useful before your trip:

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a United States National Park located in western Colorado, and managed by the National Park Service. There are 2 entrances to the park; the more-developed south rim entrance is located 15 miles (24 km) east of Montrose, while the north rim entrance is located 11 miles (18 km) south of Crawford and is closed in the winter. The park contains 12 miles (19 km) of the 48-mile (77 km) long canyon of the Gunnison river. The national park itself contains the deepest and most dramatic section of the canyon, but the canyon continues upstream into the Curecanti National Recreation Area and downstream into the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area.

In many places within Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park there may not be any cell phone service. To stay in touch with friends and family no matter where you travel, consider renting one of our SPOT GPS Messenger devices .

The Gunnison River drops an average of 43 feet per mile (8 m/km) through the entire canyon, making it one of the steepest mountain descents in North America. In comparison, the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon drops an average of 7.5 feet per mile (1.4 m/km). The greatest descent of the Gunnison River occurs in the park at Chasm View dropping 240 feet per mile (45 m/km). The Black Canyon is so named on account of its steepness which makes it difficult for sunlight to penetrate very far down the canyon. As a result, the canyon walls are most often in shadow, causing the rocky walls to appear black. At its narrowest point the canyon is only 40 feet (12 m) across at the river.

If you are interested in renting gear for camping or backpacking in or around any national park, just give us a call at (866) 99-HIKER (480-348-8917) or browse our rental gear above.

The extreme steepness and depth of the Black Canyon formed as the result of several geologic processes acting together. The Gunnison River is primarily responsible for carving the canyon, though several other geologic events had to occur in order to form the canyon as it is seen today.

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