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|
|Toilets:||Yes – Vault Toilets|
|Trash/Dumpsters:||None – Pack it out|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Tent Only Camping|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open May – September|
|Geo Coordinates:||38.72589947, -106.7687489|
|Nearest City/Town:||Almont, Colorado|
|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.|
|Web:||Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest||Twitter:|
When To Go
Saturday 01/20 10%
High 41° / Low 16°
Partly cloudy. High 41F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 01/21 50%
High 22° / Low -3°
Mainly cloudy with snow showers around in the morning. High 22F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Monday 01/22 10%
High 25° / Low -3°
Plentiful sunshine. High near 25F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 01/23 0%
High 26° / Low -6°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 26F. Winds light and variable.
Wednesday 01/24 0%
High 31° / Low 1°
Sunny. High 31F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 01/25 10%
High 37° / Low 10°
Partly cloudy skies. High 37F. Winds S at 5 to 10 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.