Sand Gulch Campground

The Sand Gulch Campground is set in a low open meadow below the rock climbing cliffs comprising Shelf Road Recreation Area. Elevation is 6,450 feet. Open year-round; most visitors come for the spectacular rock climbing adjacent to the campground. Sand Gulch has 16 campsites. The campground facilities include vault toilet, picnic tables, fire rings and tent pads. There is no water available. The best weather is in spring and fall with warm days in the winter.

Driving directions to Sand Gulch Campground

From Hwy 50 in Canon City, turn north (right) onto Steinmeier Avenue. At the roundabout, take the first right onto Dozier Street (at Wal-Mart). Continue on Dozier past the curve to the left. At the stop sign, 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 another 4 miles. Turn left at The Sand Gulch Campground sign. Travel past a corral and trailer parking and continue on the steep windy dirt road for approximately 1.25 miles where you will find the campground and day-use parking. TRAILERS NOT ADVISED.

Location and contact info

County Road 9, CO 81212

For campground inquires, please call:(719) 269-8500

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