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

Getting There

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.


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

When To Go

Chance of Snow
Friday 04/20 60%
High 44° / Low 26°
Chance of Snow
Snow showers early. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/21 10%
High 48° / Low 25°
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High 48F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 04/22 20%
High 59° / Low 31°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. Slight chance of an afternoon shower. High 59F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 04/23 0%
High 60° / Low 29°
Sun and a few passing clouds. High around 60F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 04/24 0%
High 55° / Low 28°
Sunny along with a few clouds. High near 55F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 04/25 0%
High 59° / Low 31°
Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 59F. S winds shifting to W 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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