Hey Brian! Currently, East Portal Road and East Portal Campground aren't expected to open until next year at the earliest, likely not until next Spring. That comes straight from the Bureau of Reclamation as well as the National Park Service.
Totaling about two hours, the Oak Flat Trail is one of the most popular in the park, so chances are you or someone you know have hiked this trail before.
However, you might not know the history behind this well-traveled path. Montrose Press Managing Editor Justin Tubbs wrote a little in this week’s “Trails of the Week” series about a group of students’ effort to create the scenic trail back in the 90s.
Read the full article to learn the story and to see the entire photo gallery Justin put together.
Do you think this trail deserves the attention? What's your favorite trail in Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park?
There's a Crazy Raft Race this Saturday in Delta! It was a tradition that stopped over 2 decades ago but now they are starting it up again! Homemade rafts (registration needed), beer, food trucks, and live music!