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
Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 52° / Low 25°
Sunny. High 52F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 47° / Low 28°
Partly cloudy. High 47F. Winds ESE at 10 to 15 mph.
Thursday 10/18 20%
High 49° / Low 23°
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 49F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 10/19 10%
High 52° / Low 22°
Partly cloudy skies. High 52F. Winds light and variable.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 55° / Low 24°
Sunny. High near 55F. Winds light and variable.
Sunday 10/21 0%
High 56° / Low 28°
Mainly sunny. High 56F. Winds W 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.