Sand Gulch Campground

Cañon City, Colorado

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The Sand Gulch Campground offers 16 sites. It is set in a low area, near an open meadow and the Sand Gulch Climbing area. It is open year round. Fee: 7$ individual, and 14$ group site. No reservations; first come, first served. Bring your own water. Elevation is 6,450 feet. Sand Gulch Campground is a popular camping option for visitors traveling along the byway and climbing at Shelf Road. The campground facilities include picnic tables, fire rings and tent pads. Individual campsites are available and the group campsites accommodate up to 20 people. All sites are first-come, first-served. For more information, please contact the Royal Gorge Field Office.

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Adventures Nearby

  • Explore Shelf Road

    Shelf Road, which was once a toll road from Cripple Creek to Canon City, is now a maintained dirt road that most high clearance two wheel drive cars can make. It will take over an hour to travel the 25 miles or so, and it can be completed going fr...

  • Drive Shelf Road

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  • Climb at Shelf Road

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    1.5 miles 400 ft gain