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

Thursday 02/21 20%
High 20° / Low 11°
Overcast. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High near 20F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Snow Showers
Friday 02/22 40%
High 24° / Low 3°
Snow Showers
Variable clouds with snow showers. High 24F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 40%. About one inch of snow expected.
Saturday 02/23 10%
High 21° / Low -8°
Mostly sunny. High 21F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 02/24 0%
High 24° / Low -2°
Sunny. High 24F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday 02/25 0%
High 28° / Low 6°
Sun and a few passing clouds. High 28F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 02/26 10%
High 33° / Low 13°
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 33F. Winds SW 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.

Image Credits: Chris Sgaraglino via Flickr

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