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

Chance of Rain
Thursday 03/22 50%
High 57° / Low 37°
Chance of Rain
Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. High 57F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday 03/23 70%
High 49° / Low 24°
Cloudy and damp with rain in the morning...then becoming partly cloudy and windy at times. High 49F. Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Saturday 03/24 0%
High 54° / Low 26°
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High 54F. ESE winds shifting to SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 03/25 0%
High 52° / Low 24°
Sunshine and some clouds. High 52F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Monday 03/26 20%
High 43° / Low 20°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 43F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday 03/27 20%
High 43° / Low 17°
Cloudy. High 43F. Winds SSE 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

Previous articleTwining Campground
Next articleNorth Bank Campground
Justin is an IT Professional, focused on cloud, mobile, and infrastructure management and security with his consulting business, as well as chief bottle washer for this website. In addition to, Justin also runs and writes for the technology infrastructure-focused blog, and the mobile device-focused blog


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here