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The Best Camping in Montrose County

Looking for the best camping in Montrose County? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Montrose County. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top camping spots in and near Montrose County

  • Crawford, Colorado

    Warner Route

    4.33 mi / 3228 ft gain
    Warner Route is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Montrose, Colorado.
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  • Crawford, Colorado

    Chasm View Nature Trail

    0.54 mi / 528 ft gain
    Chasm View Nature Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Olathe, Colorado.
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Drive the East Portal Road

    Want an easier way to get to the bottom of the canyon without the rugged hiking trails? Drive to the bottom via the East Portal Road. Open once the harsh winter breaks, this road switchbacks its way to the bottom at the meeting place of Curecanti National Recreation area and Black Canyon of the G...
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Camp at Black Canyon of the Gunnison's South Rim Campground

    5.0
    The South Rim Campground is located about 6 miles inside Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. There are a total of 88 sites, 34 of which are available year-round. Reservations are definitely recommended, but are not required - loop C is first-come, first-served. Loop B fills up first, as i...
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  • Montrose, Colorado

    Hike to Tomichi Point and Gunnison Point Overlooks

    5.0
    2 mi
    To access the South Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, take US 50 and CO 347 to the south entrance, 15 miles east of Montrose. There is no bridge between the north and south rims of the canyon - make sure you enter from the Montrose side.After passing through the entrance stat...
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Ridgway Reservoir

    7.09 mi / 932 ft gain
    Ridgway Reservoir is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Ridgway, Colorado.
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  • Mesa County, Colorado

    Backpack along the Gunnison River in the Dominguez-Escalante NCA

    5.0
    3.4 mi
    If you're looking to take your first backpacking adventure, but want something that is manageable yet thrilling, this is what you're looking for. Located along the Gunnison River in Western Colorado, the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation area is easy to access yet full of adventure and be...
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  • Mesa County, Colorado

    Big Dominguez Canyon

    12.1 mi / 1266 ft gain
    Big Dominguez Canyon is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Whitewater, Colorado.
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  • Ridgway, Colorado

    Owl Creek Pass Road

    18.6 mi / 3360 ft gain
    Owl Creek Pass Road OHV Route is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a lake located near Ridgway, Colorado.
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  • Gunnison, Colorado

    Alpine Trail to Big Blue Campground

    14.15 mi / 3878 ft gain
    Alpine Trail to Big Blue Campground is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Cimarron, Colorado.
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  • Mesa, Colorado

    Lost Lake and Mesa Lakes from Glacier Spring Campground

    2.33 mi / 361 ft gain
    Lost Lake and Mesa Lakes from Glacier Spring Campground is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Mesa Lakes, Colorado.
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Backpack to Wetterhorn Basin

    13 mi / 3000 ft gain
    This trip is for the lover of solitude and the appreciator of the unscathed backcountry. Wetterhorn Basin is in the heart of the beautiful San Juan Mountain range in Southwestern Colorado.With a 4WD high clearance vehicle start at the West Cimarron Trailhead at 10,750 feet (38.1117N -107.5533W),...
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  • Ouray, Colorado

    Backpack to Dragon's Back via Horsethief Trail

    5.0
    16 mi / 3520 ft gain
    The Uncompahgre Wilderness stretches out through the mountains and forests of southwestern Colorado, with worn trails lingering beside abandoned 19th-century mines and crossing old alpine sheep pastures. Dragon's Back is the unofficial name for Point 12,968', a small but beautiful summit at the b...
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  • Lake City, Colorado

    Wetterhorn Basin via West Fork Trail

    7.86 mi / 2523 ft gain
    Wetterhorn Basin via West Fork Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Powderhorn, Colorado

    Big Blue Trail

    22.37 mi / 3586 ft gain
    Big Blue Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lake City, Colorado.
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Sneffels Highline Trail

    12.32 mi / 4432 ft gain
    Sneffels Highline Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Telluride, Colorado.
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