Granite Tent Campground is a small campground, with only six campsites, located near Crested Butte, Colorado on the Taylor River in Gunnison National Forest. The Taylor River runs right next to Granite Tent Campground and offers a gurgling river lullaby for campers and access to trout fishing in the river’s waters. Across the river from the campground, Hamel’s Ranch Resort stocks the river with large trout, however like most things in nature the fish do not stick to artificial boundaries and make their way over to the public side of the river.

The campground is shaded by spruce trees, and provides easy access to fishing, rafting put in spots, and rock climbing. Granite Tent Campground is primitive, but each of the six campsites have a picnic tables and a vault toilet, but not much else. Reservations are not accepted, and are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Granite Tent Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized, Primitive
Number of Campsites: 6
Cost: $12/night
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: None
Drinking Water: None
Toilets: Yes – Vault Toilets
Showers: None
Trash/Dumpsters: None – Pack it out
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: None
RV/Trailer Length: Tent Only Camping
RV/Trailer Amenities: None
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open May – September
Other:

Getting There

Address:  
Geo Coordinates: 38.72589947, -106.7687489
Nearest City/Town: Almont, Colorado
Elevation: 8600 Feet
Location: Gunnison County, Colorado
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 7 Miles to Almont, Colorado
Directions: Drive east on County Road 742 (Taylor Canyon Road) from Almont, CO for 7.5 miles to Granite Tent Campground on your right.

Connect

Phone: (970) 874-6600 Facebook:
Web: Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Chance of a Thunderstorm
Saturday 07/21 40%
High 82° / Low 54°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 07/22 20%
High 82° / Low 52°
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 82F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Monday 07/23 50%
High 79° / Low 50°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 79F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Tuesday 07/24 40%
High 80° / Low 50°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Sunny early. Scattered thunderstorms developing later in the day. High around 80F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear
Wednesday 07/25 20%
High 80° / Low 49°
Clear
Sunny, along with a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 80F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Thursday 07/26 20%
High 79° / Low 49°
Clear
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 79F. Winds NW at 10 to 15 mph.

What To Do

Rock Climbing – There are several spots adjacent to the campground popular for rock climbing.

Rafting – Granite Tent Campground is a popular river put in spot for rafting.

Image Credits: Chris Sgaraglino via Flickr

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