North Bank Campground is located in Gunnison National Forest on the Taylor River in Colorado, and is popular spot for fishing and four-wheeling. Rock climbing and hiking are also popular activities, with several trails that are directly accessible from the campground. North Bank Campground is a primitive campground with only 17 campsites available for tent camping. The Taylor River runs through the campground providing direct access to fishing.

Each of the 17 campsites at North Bank Campground have a picnic tables and a fire ring. Reservations are not accepted, and are only available on a first-come, first-served basis.

North Bank Campground Features

Campground Type: Organized, Primitive
Number of Campsites: 17
Cost: $14/night
Use Level: Low
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes – Hand Pump
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: 38.730095, -106.758109
Nearest City/Town: Almont, Colorado
Elevation: 8600 Feet
Location: Gunnison County, Colorado
Paved Road Access: None
Proximity to Stores: 8 Miles to Almont, Colorado
Directions: Drive east on County Road 742 (Taylor Canyon Road) from Almont, CO for 8.5 miles to Granite Tent Campground on your left.


Phone: (970) 874-6600 Facebook:
Web: Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, Gunnison National Forest Twitter:
Reservations: Not Accepted

When To Go

Partly Cloudy
Wednesday 02/21 20%
High 26° / Low 12°
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A few flurries or snow showers possible. High 26F. Winds light and variable.
Snow Showers
Thursday 02/22 40%
High 27° / Low 9°
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Snow showers before noon. Becoming partly cloudy later. High 27F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 40%.
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Friday 02/23 50%
High 28° / Low 6°
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Partly cloudy early, then some snow showers later in the day. High 28F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 02/24 10%
High 23° / Low 6°
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. High 23F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Snow Showers
Sunday 02/25 60%
High 24° / Low -5°
Snow Showers
Light snow during the morning giving way to partly cloudy conditions during the afternoon. High 24F. Winds W at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 60%. About one inch of snow expected.
Monday 02/26 0%
High 32° / Low 6°
Mainly sunny. High 32F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

What To Do

Rock Climbing – There are several spots adjacent to the campground popular for rock climbing.

Hiking – The Doctor Park Trailhead is located next to North Bank Campground.

Image Credits: via Flickr

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