Red Canyon Park

City Park

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County Road F24
Canon City, CO 81212
719-269-9028
719-269-9011
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GPS: 38.5858, -105.2485

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 5
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 6305 ft
Max Stay: 3
Tent Camping: Yes

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Tango
CO 25' Airstream Ford F-250
4 reviews
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Days stayed: 3
“Beautiful and very fun park to visit”

Reviewed Apr 16, 2019

Overall Rating

First off, the scenery here is beautiful, and a heck of a lot of fun to scamper around rocks, follow arroyos, and generally run around like a kid, exploring hill and vale. In fact, kids would love this. We loved it, and look forward to returning! We hiked throughout the park and the BLM land to the south.

Second, I wouldn't recommend going with a long trailer. There is a concrete wash near the first two camp sites that should be taken slow, and then a hairpin turn between the two picnic areas that was navigable, but pretty tight with our 25'.

We arrived on a Friday mid April. We saw probably 3-4 other campers set up over the course of the weekend. I can easily see this getting full on weekends in the summer, as the road that runs through the park continues into Seep Springs BLM land, which is popular with 4x4 & OHV riders.

The official park map shows 5 designated camp sites. There were at least 2 other sites with fire rings that looked maintained. We found a completely unlevel, but beautiful and private site just beyond the last picnic/camp area (take a right at fork rather than a left). This site was on left hand side just up from the fork. Scout it out first if you have a trailer, as the next turn around is not fun to get to.

WORDS OF CAUTION: Download the park map before you arrive, as there is little to no cell service, and no maps at the park. The road goes through to BLM land, and becomes a 4X4 road after the fork in the road to the last picnic ground. We learned a valuable lesson in scouting ahead here. In our quest for a secluded spot, we passed the picnic/camp grounds and the unlevel spot (where we eventually ended up), and continued down the road. Don't do this with a trailer unless its a short/high clearance rig. The road continues into BLM land, and to make it to the next turn around, there are a pair of truly hairy washes in the road that must be traversed. Avoid if possible.

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
Facilities:
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
Pets:
  • pets

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