Dispersed
Group
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Water Unknown
About Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
Operator
Bureau of Land Management
Access
Drive In
Hike In
Features
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Reservable
Toilets
Location
Black Canyon Dispersed Camping is located in Colorado
Latitude
38.5307 N
Longitude
-107.7202 W
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4 Reviews of Black Canyon Dispersed Camping
Great spot near entrance to Black Canyon

Great location in being right off the road leading into Black Canyon (where campsites are usually fully reserved). The dirt road is rough, so you’ll want 4WD and good clearance or it’ll be a bad time. Lots of dispersed sites scattered throughout - we found an open one over Labor Day weekend arriving at night, so it’s likely rarely full. At our site, it was tough to find any flat ground for a tent, and there were lots of cacti to watch out for, but other sites already taken looked incredible (with views out over the valley).

First to Review
Great dispersed camping right outside the south entrance to Black Canyon

BLM land just outside the south (main) entrance to Black Canyon National Park. Road can be rough, especially slippery mud after rain. Many dispersed sites with cleared space and fire rings along the road, which goes for miles. Reserved campsites within the National Park can be difficult to get … there's no shortage of sites here, just outside. There's a small store at the junction of the Park access road with US 50, selling firewood, ice, and necessities. Montrose is a short 15 miles away for more substantial needs (gasoline, repairs, shopping).

Worth the climb

These backcountry sites are a challenge to get to but they are definitely worth it when you get there. You pick your site basically wherever you want and anywhere you go you will be able to hear and see the river.

First to Review
Best free spot near the Black Canyon

About 10 spots off the main road in to Black Canyon.