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Overview of Penitente Canyon Campground

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 7,906 ft / 2,409 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Penitente Canyon Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G
Confirmed by 2 Users
Last reported 9/21/2021
2 reviews
“I'd camp here again!”

Reviewed 9/21/2021

Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 7
Site Number: 13
Overall Rating

Peaceful and quiet most of the time. Great night sky gazing as CG is far from any major source of light pollution. Can get windy, especially at night. Rattlesnake country for sure, so be watchful. Surprisingly, signs say be bear aware; never saw either of those during the 7 days I was there, but doesn't mean there aren't any. Trees are... more

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Verizon 4G

Ye olde salty dog would stay here again

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Sir Lance-Alot
19' Lance 1995
Chevrolet Silverado
6 reviews
“Little gem of of a place. Off the beaten path with no services. Absolutely love it!”

Reviewed 5/6/2018

Nightly rate: $11
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 4
Overall Rating

Wash board road can keep some away. Arrived mid-afternoon on a Friday and had our pick of camp sites. Great site up against the rocks. This area is perfect for rock climbers, mountain biker's, bird watchers and photographers. All sites are suited for tents, some site will accept mid-sized RV's or travel trailers under 30 feet. Watch ou... more

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Sir Lance-Alot would stay here again

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Bill & Joy
ON, Canada
31' Keystone Springdale
2008 Chev Silverado, 2500HD
23 reviews
“Great place for quiet nights and hiking”

Reviewed 7/13/2017

Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Overall Rating

We stopped at a local sports store in Del Norte and they told us about the campground. It was about 20 minutes out of town. The road in was in decent shape (just afew washboards). Our dogs loved watching Prairie Dogs! The sites varied in size but there were a few large enough for a 30' TT. The camp host was very helpful and knowl... more

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Cleanliness
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Noise
Verizon 4G

Bill & Joy would stay here again

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Bill & Joy
ON, Canada
31' Keystone Springdale
2008 Chev Silverado, 2500HD
23 reviews
POST 10: A BLM Campground called Penitente Canyon near Del Norte Colorado - A Snails Life and Lovin' it!

June 2nd and 3rd, 2017 We stayed at a lovely BLM campground near Del Norte, Colorado. Penitente Canyon Campground, what a great campground. The campground was clean, with large sites, about 15 miles...

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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities
  • group sites
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
Pets
  • pets
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