South Rim Campground

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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Rim Drive Rd.
Montrose, CO 81401
970-641-2337
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GPS: 38.5428, -107.6885

Last Price Paid: $16
Number of Sites: 88
Pad Type: gravel
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 8369 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

8 people have reviewed this location.

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RVn Like Royalty
Box Elder, SD
30 Thor ACE
2013 Jeep Wrangler/Rubicon
3 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 26

RVn Like Royalty would stay here again

“Amazing Cayon a beautiful place to visit. ”

Reviewed Oct 07, 2018

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We stayed here the end of September weather was beautiful, but I am sure it is hot in the summer, little shade. The altitude was 8,500 ft which we had some trouble adjusting to it. There are 3 loops, one loop has electric, one loop is reservations and one is first come first serve. We were there off season so all of them were fir... more

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Michael
North Bend, OR
2018 Rpod 171
2018 Ford F150
12 reviews
Nightly rate: $8
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: Loop C

Michael would stay here again

“Nice campgound”

Reviewed Jul 27, 2018

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We camped here on 7/6/18 for 3 nites. Some sites have shade. Loop C is first come. Bear boxes water and no cell coverage. We had an excellent lightning storm one nite.

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Desert Rat
Livingston, TX
25 Bigfoot 25B25FQ
2014 Toyota Tundra
8 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: B4
“Dogs and Summer Don’t Mix”

Reviewed Jun 16, 2018

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We enjoyed our stay in South Rim Campground, kind of. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison is something to see and experience for its geologic wonder and overall beauty. However, a new policy enacted this year by the park service put a bit of a damper on our stay. Between June 1 and August 10, dogs are essentially unwelcome in South Rim Ca... more

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GinaDog
UT
17 Alto F1743 (Safari Condo)
2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road
35 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: A8

GinaDog would stay here again

Reviewed Jul 18, 2017

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There are three loops - one is dry camping reservable online, one has hookups reservable online, the last C is first come first serve. There were no reservable spots open for our weekend, and we had a super long drive to get to the first come first serve on a Saturday night. The nice camp host greeted us before we entered the campgroun... more

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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
Nightly rate: $16
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: C7

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“Where do we go now, ow-ow-ow-ow-owo-oah, where do we go?”

Reviewed Jul 09, 2017

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He had a black hood and boots, but otherwise was coated in cinnamon. Young and wild and free, I fell in love with him as he sauntered, at first, across the road to East Portal (where no campsites were still available on a Saturday afternoon around 3pm), but by the time our connection had begun it was already over…he ran off into the sc... more

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Van-Tramp
Longmont, CO
27 Airstream International
198 reviews
Nightly rate: $26
Days stayed: 1

Van-Tramp would stay here again

“A great national park campground”

Reviewed Sep 21, 2016

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We reserved ahead of time, but the campground is big enough to have spaces available in shoulder season. Nice space between sites, and variety enough to find one in the size you need. Trails nearby and the whole park is at your fingertips. Definitely worth the stay instead of having to commute into the park from town.

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Aluminarium

27 Airstream Flying Cloud
2014 Ford F-250
276 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 12

Aluminarium would stay here again

“Great Location”

Reviewed Jul 13, 2015

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This campground is like a typical forest service campground. Our site had a private picnic area which was nice, but in the evening, we could hear all of our neighbors talking. The campground was packed while we were here on a Saturday in July. I'd recommend making a reservation even though there are 1st come sites available. The bes... more

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61 Airstream
Evergreen, CO
24 Airstream Tradewind
2 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: B11

61 Airstream would stay here again

“Family Camping”

Reviewed Jun 30, 2015

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Very nice campsites. Small trees surounded each site to give you some privacy. Fire pits and picnic tables were in each site. We were in B for campers. They also had education programs on most nights for you to learn more about the park. Could not get a signal with our phones while we stayed here.

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Summer in the Rockies

Well we’ve almost wrapped up our second busy summer on the road and once again I’ve managed to get behind in my blogging. While this was predictable, it is still disappointing! So, in an effort...

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison – Tales from a Van-Tramp couple

A planned stop – or at least one added to the plan once we realized we were coming back into Colorado – and another National Park that Kerri had not visited but I had; Black Canyon of the Gunn...

Hookups:
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • dry camping
  • Partial Hookups
Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • recycle
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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