Are you on the hunt for the perfect Colorado camping experience? Montrose, Colorado and the surrounding area has many things to offer, and camping is definitely one of them! The Montrose area offers camping options to cater to just about every preference. Whether you’re looking for RV parks, or a wilderness experience full of adventure, it’s out there! Real estate in Montrose is desired by many because of all of the amenities the area has to offer. Learn more about the camping options in this beautiful area.

Black Canyon National Park
camping at the black canyon national park

This amazing park attracts visitors for many different reasons, one of them being the two established campgrounds. This National Park has an established campground on both the South Rim and North rim of the park. The North Rim campground is the smaller campground of the two, and contains 13 sites. The other established campground offered at the Black Canyon National Park is quite a bit larger. The South Rim Campground has 88 camping sites, some with access to electrical hookups. Both sites allow Rv’s and have access to water during the warmer months. There is also another smaller campground located just outside the park’s boundries, located in the Curecanti National Recreation Area. The East Portal Campground is located at the bottom the the canyon and has 15 sites. You can access this campground from the East Portal Road on the South Rim. These campgrounds and are beautiful locations to enjoy camping at the Black Canyon National Park.

National Conservation Land- The Gunnison Gorge
camping at Gunnison Gorge

The Gunnison Gorge is one unit of BLM’s special landscapes that make up the National Conservation Lands. Located about seven miles northeast of Montrose, just downstream from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, The Gunnison Gorge offers opportunities for recreation, solitude, wildlife viewing, exploring, scientific research, and a variety of other tradtional uses such as; fishing, kayaking, camping, and hiking. This land offers a variety of different options for camping.

  • Non-Wilderness River Camping- There are designated river campsites, including the Cottonwood Grove campground, which has six campsites, with one ADA accessible site. Designated river campsites can be found on BLM maps and signs. For sites downstream of Gunnison Forks the maximum stay is six nights and seven days.
  • Dispersed Vehicle Camping- Camping away from developed recreation facilities is allowed in the National Conservation Land for up to six nights as long as it does not conflict with other authorized users or areas posted “closed to camping.” Dispersed camp sites are located along most secondary roads and may not be marked.  Popular locations can be recognized by the telltale flat disturbed area that has been used as a campsite before. For more camping information you can check BLM maps, signs, and wesbite.
  • Day-Use/Day Camping Recreation Sites- If you’re not looking to spend the night somewhere, you can spend time “day camping” between sunrise and sunset in these areas. You can not enter or remain in these day-use areas before sunrise or after sunset. Popular day-use areas include the Gunnison Forks Recreation Area and Smith Fork Canyon.

Montrose/Black Canyon National Park KOA
montrose co KOA

Maybe you’re not into the “off the grid” and wilderness camping so much. The Montrose/Black Canyon National Park KOA has many different options based on your wants and needs. This quiet campground is just a few blocks from downtown Montrose and offers pull-thru big rig sites, camping cabins, deluxe cabins and tent sites. The campground includes cable TV, propane, a pool, WiFi, hot tub/sauna, a general store, pavilion, and even a dog park for your four-legged friends to unwind at. Whether you’re passing through Montrose, CO along the way, or just wanting a quick getaway, this campground has got you covered.

When you own real estate in Montrose, you get so much more than just a home! You get to enjoy all of the amazing amenities the surrounding area has to offer. Montrose, Colorado is the place to be if you want to be surrounded by beauty and adventure.

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