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No
Reservations possible?
No
RV Hookups
No
Potable water
No
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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.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer

Congestion

Occasionally full

Parking Pass

None

Open from

May 15 to October 15

Price per night (basic site)

12.00 $ (10.08 €)

Pros

Tents only. All sites along the river. Nearby hiking, rafting and fishing.

Cons

Very close to the road.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Managed by

Forest Service.

Address

Co Rd 742
11029
CO 81210
United States

Features

Vault toilet
Firewood for sale
Picnic tables
Near lake or river
Fishing
Family friendly

Access

Vehicle

Total number of sites

6

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

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Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado
Sawatch Range + Elk Mountains, Colorado

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