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Granite Tent Campground

Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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  • Granite Campground.- Granite Tent Campground
  • This is a tent camping site only.- Granite Tent Campground
  • The Taylor River flows beside all the sites.- Granite Tent Campground
  • There is a large parking lot and a short walk to each site.- Granite Tent Campground
  • Granite Tent Campground.- Granite Tent Campground
  • Typical campsite at Granite Campground.- Granite Tent Campground
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Tents only. All sites along the river. Nearby hiking, rafting and fishing.
Cons: 
Very close to the road.
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Region:
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, CO
Access: 
Vehicle
Managed by: 
Forest Service.
Price per night (basic site): 
12.00 $ (10.08 €)
Congestion: 
Occasionally full
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Year round: 
No
Open from: 
May 15 to October 15
Parking Pass: 
None
Preferable Season(s):
Summer
Reservations possible: 
No
Total number of sites: 
6
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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The Taylor River is short in length but offers massive recreation opportunities in its canyon between Gunnison and Crested Butte. There are several campgrounds in the canyon and near Taylor Park Lake, any of  which makes a great base camp to explore this area. Granite Campground is a tiny, tents-only campground that is the first one reached when traveling up County Road 742 from Almont. The parking area is right off the road and has plenty of room for lots of vehicles. Rock climbing and fishing are popular in this area, so there might be some day use vehicles.

The six campsites are nicely spaced and very private. All sites are along the river, and the sound will help drown out the noise from the road, which is mostly non-existent at night anyway. The sites have fire rings and picnic tables and are all first-come, first-served.

 

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