BLM black canyon | Wild Camping

United States

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Last Visited: 5 months ago
GPS: 38.532335, -107.717139
Altitude: 2396.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: No
Toilets: No
Big Rig Friendly: No
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes

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BLM land just outside of Black Canyon on the Gunnison South Rim. It's 1.7 miles south on CO-347 from the national park entrance, past 2 cattle guards. Turn right onto a dirt road just past the second cattle guard (coming from the national park). No amenities, but lots of good flat spots for tents if high clearance and 4x4. This area seems to be used mainly for ATVs and dirtbikes.

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BLM land right outside the NP like the other posts said. We visited while there was snow on the ground and it made the area pretty muddy. We parked our van right off the paved road on this site after almost getting stuck in the mud a few dozen feet back. Lots of areas to park though especially if you have 4WD or it’s not muddy. Barely any cars going by on the main road and only about 5 min to the NP which is great. Solid t mobile service.

Good views, secluded. Some shade. Verizon has 1 bar of 4G. Not crowded right now.

Nice flat land. Seems to be quite crowded, but you can find more spaces down the road. BEWARE OF CACTI! If you go onto the green part, lots of small, invisible cacti on the ground. There are plenty of firepits, fires allowed, but you need to bring your own wood.

Perfect for staying right outside Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. On dirt road on BLM land less than 10 minutes to park entrance. Nice, secluded spots with shade and fire pits farther back in. Some have great views overlooking Montrose. Can get windy and if it rains expect nearly impassible dirt roads. Watch out for the small cactus!

a lot or nice spots whith view, fireplaces. The access road is a bit rough but we manage to get far from the paved road to reach a quiet place with our van 2wd.

Great spots, good paved road for most of the drive, only last portion dirt road, 2WD doable. Full Verizon LTE service, decent AT&T.

Beautiful secluded campsites. Road is really rutted farther down. Lots of flowers and sage brush this time of year. Fills up on weekends so get in early. Car accessible.

Great place easy to camp here then head into park

We have a Sprinter 2wd van and the past weather has been dry. When we pulled off the pavement we investigated going straight or going hard right. (this was from the northern entrance off the paved road). The straight road was really rutted out. Passible but a bit tricky. Once past that part it wasn't bad and the spots were nice. However, we took the road to the right which wasn't on our maps but was way nicer. It's still a bit rough but not too bad, manageable without 4x4. I'd recommend this way if the first spots by the paved road are taken or if you want to get away from the road noise. Be careful of cacti! My Verizon 4G was in and out but usually in.

A few nice spots for RV trailers right at the turn in, however if you go deeper in with a 4x4 there are tons of nice spots on the hill overlooking Montrose. I was able to get 0.8-2 mBps with T-Mobile further in. Do be careful as the other poster said when it seems like it's going to rain, all the roads are rutted out from when people drove on them when it was muddy.

A few spots just off the road, bring something to level your rig. If high clearance and 4x4, there are many more spots through an oft-flooded area near the entrance. Caution entering if rain is in the forecast, you may not be able to leave!

BLM land just outside of Black Canyon on the Gunnison South Rim. It's 1.7 miles south on CO-347 from the national park entrance, past 2 cattle guards. Turn right onto a dirt road just past the second cattle guard (coming from the national park). No amenities, but lots of good flat spots for tents. This area seems to be used mainly for ATVs and dirtbikes. The campground host at the National Park