About 35 minutes from Canon City, The Banks and sand gulch is a BLM run campsite with over 30 spots each. Spots are$7 for individual and$14 for group spots, they also accept annual park passes for a discount. There is a campground host as well as picnic tables and fire pits at each site. Vault toilets are located in a few spots around the campground.
Each spot has a different layout, some are much more private and others are exposed and wide open but some are large enough for trailers or RV’s, however the road leading up to the banks is not great. Passable by all passenger vehicles but it can get a bit bumpy. These sites and this area in general is very popular among rock climbers and hikers. Sand Gulch is a bit more exposed with little tree coverage.
There is also a beautiful drive that brings you to Cripple Creek on Shelf Road. We spent a few days out here and did some hiking and made the drive, it was well worth it.