Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Shelf Road Sites

Shelf Road is home to many quality sport routes, vertical limestone. A sport climber's mecca with nearly 1000 routes on bombproof pocketed limestone. Routes vary from 5.7- 5.13 mostly bolted routes. There are two camping locations at Shelf Road. The lower area, Sand Gulch has 14 campsites and 1 group camping site. The upper area at The Banks has 11 campsites and 1 group camping site. Just before you arrive at Shelf Road, you will pass Sand Gulch campground on your left. This is quality, spacious camping and access to the Sand Gulch area, home to many moderates about a 15 minute walk from the campground. There is day use parking at the northwest end of the campground, and overflow parking at the north end, where the Free form trail begins. Shelf Road also has ample-sized trailhead parking for equestrians with corrals. Adventurous anglers can hike to Fourmile creek for fishing. Hiking and hunting are popular in the area as well as a short drive on a 4X4 loop. For more information, please contact the Royal Gorge Field Office. ACTIVITIES Climbing Camping

Fee Info
Individual Campsites: $7/Night (Accommodates 8-10 People). Group Campsites: $14/ Night (Accommodates up to 20 People).
Bureau of Land Management
Drive In
No Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Showers
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
No 30 amp Hookups
No 50 amp Hookups
Max Vehicle Length Unknown
Shelf Road Sites is located in Colorado
38.6244 N
-105.225 W
Get Directions
From I-25 to Colorado Springs, take the exit for Cañon City Travel SW on CO 115 to US Hwy 50, then west about 10 miles to Cañon City. From Hwy 50 in Cañon City, you can turn north at the Steinmeier traffic light (at Wal-Mart) or head North on Raynolds. Travel north on either road as both will curve to the left and intersect Field Avenue. Turn north (right) on Field and travel on this two-lane road for about five miles. It will join Fremont County Road 9 (also called Red Canyon Road) at a "Y" intersection. From here, continue north for 9.4 miles. You will see two roads on the left before the road you are traveling on turns to dirt. Both roads provide access to day-use and rock climbing sites. The first left is Sand Gulch area and the second left takes you to the Banks Campground and parking for day use. For the Banks area, travel by a corral and trailer parking and continue on the steep windy dirt road for approximately 1.25 miles. The campground will be on your right. TRAILERS NOT ADVISED on the Banks road.
1 Review of Shelf Road Sites
First to Review
Walk from camp to climb!

The Banks campsites are perfect if you’re climbing at Shelf Road. You can hike from the campsite. There are vault toilets that are clean and have toilet paper. One vault toilet part way on the hike to the walls did not have TP.

One downside- there was a lot of old dog poo around our campsite, but that was the only con. Fire ring and picnic table provided.

$7/night pay with envelope at the exit to the camp area loop.

1-2 bars of ATT 2-3 bars of Verizon

Would definitely stay here again!