Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area re-open to visitors today. Visitors can access public areas and roads immediately while facilities and other public services are brought back online. These two National Park Service areas have been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations. Visitor Centers are now open. The South Rim Visitor Center at Black Canyon is open daily; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday, October 19, then 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Sunday, October 20. The Elk Creek Visitor Center at Curecanti is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.