Originally Posted by Greentabulous
Reaching out to get a little solid info on Blacks canyon of the gunnison in september. I am planning on doing a two day through the canyon with my old man and two brothers. Raft/flyfish trip with the mile hike in. any good information would be awesome as this is our first time in the canyon and my first time navigating through it. I obviously have a good map,. is there any knarly spots? fishing tips? bank camping spot recs? Thanks to anyone, I have found this site to be very useful to me in the past...actually it's where I found my first raft!
First info I would provide is that you are going to have a bitch of a time packing in your raft and gear if you don't rent the burros to carry it down.
What have you floated before? What difficulty level are you comfortable with? The Gunny Gorge is III+ with a couple of drops that may border on IV- depending on water levels and your experience. The biggest rapids of the run are all in the last mile of the Gorge before the river flattens out. They come in succession and are called S Turn, The Squeeze, The Drops, Cable, Jumping Jack Splash, The Gate Keeper and Grand Finale.
The best campsites IMO are in the open middle stretch of the run, although there are lots of options.
Here is a link to the BLM map which shows all the rapids and campsites as well as more detailed information:
(Oh, I editied your title to reflect the topic you actually wanted information on.)