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
Monday 11/20 10%
High 34° / Low 24°
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 20s.
Tuesday 11/21 0%
High 46° / Low 22°
Partly cloudy. High 46F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 11/22 10%
High 48° / Low 20°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 48F. Winds light and variable.
Thursday 11/23 10%
High 50° / Low 21°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High around 50F. Winds light and variable.
Friday 11/24 0%
High 55° / Low 21°
Sunny skies. Near record high temperatures. High near 55F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 11/25 0%
High 54° / Low 24°
Mainly sunny. High 54F. Winds light and variable.
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.