I was looking specifically for a free camping spot for the night, and the filter showed this location was of no charge. The coordinates provided by The Dyrt direct you to a "Pay Station", and the rate is $20 a night. Really disappointed, someone needs to update this information.
There are many beautiful campsites here. Tenting sites are separated from RV sites, which I appreciated. There are beautiful fire pits and standard picnic tables. Night temps were good for car camping in winter months. Hikes of any length can be started right from the campground or a short drive away. Maximum stay allowed is 72 hours.
Beautiful, peaceful and most importantly a very clean campground for adventurers and families alike! My girlfriend and I loved our stay here!
Cañon City deserves a lot of praise for this fantastic spot that provides a great opportunity to enjoy all the views that the Royal Gorge has to offer.
The campground is accessible via dirt roads via CR-3A. 4WD isn’t necessary to get there, but be prepared for some bumps. The city was working on some improvements to the campground when we stayed here including a new parking lot, new picnic pads for some of the sites, and the creation of some new sites near the bathroom.
There are currently (6) sites on the south loop which can accommodate travel trailers. Some are slightly larger but a few are only big enough for a class C or van. There are no hookups at the sites and no common water available. Each site has a picnic pad with table and a level, mulched area that could be used as a tent pad. The campground and trails are pet friendly, but as with most places in the southern part of the state be on the lookout for cacti.
If you are looking for a great spot to do some dispersed camping, this campground is for you. Only 2 miles from Royal Gorge and 11 miles from Cañon City. Plenty of easy to moderate difficulty trails for hiking and biking. Be sure to take Canyon Vista to the Summit Trail; you won’t be disappointed!
Great view and trails
The campsite itself was busy, but everyone was polite. I had neighbors on both sides. Very clean. The gorge is BEAUTIFUL. Got up early to climb into it and cook breakfast. Once you’re away from the tourist-y areas like the bridge, it feels like you have the whole place to yourself. Vault toilets, trash but not much else. Will definitely be coming back !
This campground was beautiful. There’s around 15-20 spots to pick from, most having great views. They have their own picnic table and fire ring. Campground has signs stating to only camp for 72 hours every 2 weeks. Has several bike trials that I assume you can also hike. Only take 20 minutes to get to town if you need to restock on anything. Vault toilets onsite, no water. Had full AT&T coverage too.
Right next to the Royal Gorge Bridge in Canon City Colorado, the highest suspension bridge in North America ! Do the Segway tour over the bridge!!
awesome fire pit overlooking the canyon! Would come back here. Heard mice eat your wires under your hood so keep it up at night.
If you're looking for a quiet place to pitch a tent, pull up a camper, hang your hammock, or car camp next to Royal Gorge- this is it! We slept in our hammocks surrounded by mountains and trees. It was peaceful and a perfect spot to watch the sunset over the mountains. Just a couple minute drive from the Royal Gorge Park and the drive to get the the camp spot was gorgeous. The sites are FREE and away from each other for the most part. There are beautiful fire rings for the fall and winter, and a trail going out towards the mountains that we rode with our mountain bikes through. 10/10 would go back!