CAMPING/RV-ING

Camping and RVing are popular pasttimes for residents and visitors alike in Fremont County.

FREMONT COUNTY PUBLIC CAMPING AREAS

Hayden Creek Campground

Hayden Creek Campground is located near Coaldale. It has 11 campsites that are first-come, first-served, a vault toilet, and no water. RVs are limited to 25 feet. Click HERE for the Forest Service info for this campground, including fees. Directions: From the far west end of Cañon City, travel west on Highway 50 for 36.8 miles to Coaldale. Turn left at County Road 6. Proceed for 5 miles to the campground.

Oil Well Flats

Oil Well Flats north of Cañon City is managed by the BLM and has a number of designated camping spots. Campers are requested to camp in these designated, numbered sites only. No drinking water, no toilets, no trash receptacles. Bring a fire pan and your own firewood.

Directions: From the roundabout at Main St and 15th St in Cañon City, go north on 15th for .9 mi and turn right on Central Avenue. Proceed for 1 mile and turn left on Field Avenue. Proceed for 2.2 miles and merge with Red Canyon Rd. Proceed for 3.7 miles. Just past the bridge over Fourmile Creek, turn right onto the dirt road and follow the road into the area.

The Bank and Sand Gulch

Sand Gulch has 15 first-come, first served sites, including one group site. 20 ft max RV length, 6450 ft elev, tables, grill, toilets. The Bank Campground has13 first-come, first served sites. RVs not recommended, 6800 ft elev, tables, grill, toilets. There is a fee for both campgrounds. Individual Campsites: $7/Night (Accommodates 8-10 People). Group Campsites: $14/ Night (Accommodates up to 20 People).

DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 50 in Canon City, turn N onto Dozier Street or head North on Raynolds. Travel north on either road as both will curve to the left and intersect Field Avenue. Turn north (right) on Field and travel on this two-lane road for about five miles. It will join Fremont County Road 9 (also called Red Canyon Road) at a Y intersection. From here, continue north for 9.4 miles. You will see two roads on the left before the road you are traveling on turns to dirt. Take the first one you come to and stay right at the next Y intersection following the signs to Sand Gulch Campground. The second left takes you to the Banks Campground. Travel by a corral and trailer parking and continue on the steep windy dirt road for approximately 1.25 miles. The campground will be on your right.

AHRA - Rincon

Eight campsites (each consists of tent pad, fire grill, and table). Four vault toilets.

Click HERE for a map of the Rincon campground.

Click HERE for AHRA campground reservations. The AHRA camping fee is $18 per night per site.

Directions: Rincon is off of Highway 50 about eight miles east of Salida. It is located at mile marker 231 between the towns of Swissvale and Howard. The exit is located on the north side on a very curvy section of the highway.

Coaldale Campground

Coaldale Campground is currently closed due to flood damage from Hayden Pass fire.

Temple Canyon

There are two camping areas in Temple Canyon Park, which is owned by the City of  Cañon City. There are 8 sites, no drinking water, no trash receptacles, and no fees to camp here. Directions: From the west end of Cañon City on Hwy 50, go south on 1st Street for one mile. Keep to the right on County Road 3 which becomes Temple Canyon Road. Follow the signs to Temple Canyon Park. The road into the park but can generally be navigated by passenger cars.

East Ridge Campground
East Ridge Campground is owned by the City of Cañon City and offers great views from a ridge to the west of town. There are 12 free, first-come, first-served sites with picnic tables, fire rings, vault toilets. Bring your own water and firewood.
DIRECTIONS: From the west end of Cañon City, follow US Hwy 50 for 7.6 miles. Turn left at County Rd 3A toward the Royal Gorge. Proceed for 3.3 miles to the campground turnoff on your left. Follow the well-graded dirt road for approximately .7 miles to the campground.
AHRA - Five Points

Facilities:

  • 20 campsites (each consists of tent pad, fire grill, and table)
  • Two vault toilets

Click HERE for a map of the Five Points campground.

Click HERE for AHRA campground reservations. The AHRA camping fee is $18 per night per site.

Directions: Five Points campground is located approximately 15 miles west of Cañon City off U.S. Highway 50 at mile marker 260 between the towns of Cañon City and Cotopaxi. The road has a major acceleration/deceleration lane and is well marked with signs on the highway.

Oak Creek Campground
Oak Creek Campground is located along the Oak Creek Grade  south of Cañon City in the Wet Mountains. It has 15 sites that can accommodate tents and small trailers. All sites are first-come, first-served and there are no fees. There is no drinking water or trash receptacle provided. There are 3 older non-handicap-accessible vault toilets. Click HERE for the Forest Service info for this campground. Directions: From Hwy 50 in Canon City, go south on 9th street until 9th street turns into Elm Ave. Turn right on Elm Ave, proceed for one block and then turn left onto Oak Creek Grade Road. The campground is approximately 15 miles on the left.
Phantom Canyon
Phantom Canyon doesn’t have any developed campgrounds but there are a few areas where dispersed camping is available. No drinking water, no toilets, no trash receptacles. Plan accordingly.
Directions: From the intersection of Highwas 50 and Phantom Canyon Rd/County Rd 67, proceed north
Red Canyon Park
Red Canyon Park is a 600-acre park operated by the City of Cañon City. There is one vault toilet in the park and 5 designated first-come, first-served camping areas. No trash service or water available. Camping is limited to 72 hours.

Click HERE for a map of the area.

Directions: From US-50 in the center of Canon City, head north on Field Ave, follow it out of town, as it becomes CR 9, for 10 miles to CR F24. Take a left on CR F24 and follow this road for under a mile to the park.
AHRA - Vallie Bridge

Vallie Bridge is a walk-in/boat-in campground only.

Facilities:

  • 16 tent sites
  • Boat ramp and tie-offs
  • One vault toilet

Click HERE for a map of the Vallie Bridge campground.

Click HERE for AHRA campground reservations. The AHRA camping fee is $18 per night per site.

Directions: From U.S. Highway 50 at mile marker 239 between the towns of Howard and Coaldale, approximately 20 miles east of Salida. Turn north onto Fremont County Road 45, cross the river and park in the day use site. Please note this is a boat-in/walk-in only campground and you will have to unload your equipment and park at the designated parking area. Vallie Bridge campground can be accessed from the beach for campers who boat in, and there is a walking trail that goes from the campground, across County Road 45 to the restroom.

FREMONT COUNTY RV PARKS

  • Bandera’s Bunkhouse Inc 10281 US Hwy 50 Howard CO 81233 (719) 942-3811
  • Bighorn RV Park 16373 US Hwy 50 Coaldale CO 81222 (719) 942-4266
  • Cotopaxi/Arkansas River KOA 21435 US Hwy 50 Cotopaxi CO 81223 (719) 275-9308
  • Cutty’s Resort 3428 Hayden Creek Rd Coaldale CO 81222 (719) 942-4222
  • Echo Canyon Campground 45044 W US Hwy 50 Cañon City CO 81212 (866) 341-7875
  • Floyd’s RV Park 1438 US Hwy 50 Penrose CO 81240 (719) 372-3385
  • Hidden Valley Ranch 340 County Rd 39 Coaldale CO 81222 (719) 942-4171
  • Indian Springs Ranch Campground 3257 County Rd 67 Penrose CO 81240 (719) 372-3907
  • Mountain View RV Resort 45606 W US Hwy 50 CañonCity CO 81212 (719) 275-0900
  • Pleasant Valley RV Park 18 County Rd 47 Howard CO 81233 (719) 942-3484
  • Prospector’s RV Resort at Royal Gorge 43595 W US Hwy 50 CañonCity CO 81212 (719) 275-2128
  • Royal Gorge/Cañon City KOA 559 County Rd 3A CañonCity CO 81212 (719) 275-6116
  • Royal View Campground 43590 W US Hwy 50 CañonCity CO 81212 (719) 275-1900
  • Sugarbush Campground & Country Store 9229 US Hwy 50 Howard CO 81233 (719) 942-3363
  • Sweetwater River Ranch 24871 US Hwy 50 Cotopaxi CO 81223 (719) 276-3842