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 12/15 0%
High 33° / Low 5°
Clear. Lows overnight in the mid single digits.
Sunday 12/16 0%
High 31° / Low 9°
Sunny skies. High 31F. Winds light and variable.
Monday 12/17 0%
High 32° / Low 15°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 32F. Winds light and variable.
Tuesday 12/18 10%
High 32° / Low 13°
A few passing clouds, otherwise generally sunny. High 32F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 12/19 20%
High 32° / Low 15°
Partly cloudy skies. High 32F. Winds WNW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday 12/20 10%
High 35° / Low 11°
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High around 35F. Winds WNW 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.