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The 20 best camping spots near Grand Junction, Colorado.

From the Grand River to the Grand Valley to the Grand Mesa, you're guaranteed a grand old time.

Lavender Fields Tent Camping
Claire
Claire: Pitch your tent near our lavender fields and have access to your own picnic table. The site is a 2...
The Lavender Bunk Room
Ferrell
Ferrell: We had a wonderful time at the Lavender Bunk Room, and we'll definitely be staying here the next time...
Tucked between the vibrant canyons and rock formations of the Colorado National Monument to the west, the uniquely flat Grand Mesa to the southeast, and the Little Bookcliffs to the north, Grand Junction has no shortage of spectacular landscapes to make your next camping trip a sensory delight. The stark silhouettes, unique coloring, and pure grandeur of these diverse rock Read more...
Tucked between the vibrant canyons and rock formations of the Colorado National Monument to the west, the uniquely flat Grand Mesa to the southeast, and the Little Bookcliffs to the north, Grand Junction has no shortage of spectacular landscapes to make your next camping trip a sensory delight. The stark silhouettes, unique coloring, and pure grandeur of these diverse rock formations that surround Grand Junction bring plenty of outdoor-seeking visitors to the area. To find your own patch of wilderness, head to the national forests to the south and east for secluded lakeside camping, rolling mountain landscapes perfect for hiking through the pines, and a slew of biking, horseback riding and other recreational opportunities. Camping near Grand Junction isn't just about the views; a trip into the Monument brings challenging canyon hikes and nearby lakes offer a cool oasis in the desert landscape. When your camera is full of panoramic stunners, take some time to learn about the rich indigenous history of the area, which was long inhabited by the Ute people, whose rock paintings and canyon carvings can be seen to this day.
Devils Garden Campground
Kitty
Kitty: Camped here in June 2015. Does not get better. Majority of the camp sites are quite large and the vibe...
Upper Onion Creek Campground
Ryan
Ryan: This is a beautiful place to camp, off the beaten path so you will avoid most of the tourists visiting...
The expansive Grand Valley, ideal for agriculture and fruit growing, now contains several vineyards and wineries.
Island Acres
Hidden away behind the cascading Colorado River, Island Acres Section offers canyon wall canvassed...
Bookcliff
If you’ve always wanted to try winter camping without the possibility of freezing your face off,...
The Ute and other indigenous peoples occupied what is now Grand Junction until the 1880s, when the many were pushed out by white farmers.
Moose Manor
Come and play Forest Ranger at Moose Cabin--a 1930s homestead that was built to house rangers, before...
Jumbo Campground
Colorado’s Grand Mesa is the land of a bajillion lakes. Okay, so maybe it’s closer to 300. Either way,...
The nearby Book Cliffs that make up Grand Junction's magnificent northern skyline are a series of Cretaceous sandstone mountains and cliffs.
Spruce Grove Campground - Grand Valley
If you like your camping simple and magical, allow yourself to be swept away by a fairy-tale forest...
Divide Forks Campground
Get off the grid, and on to the grit and glory of the fee-free, sans-frills Divide Forks Campground....
The Grand Mesa is the largest flat-top mountain in the world.
Island Lake Campground
May the forest be with you! One of the few campgrounds in Grand Mesa National Forest not located on...
Aspen Leaf Cabin
Leave the flint and near-empty match pack at home―Aspen Leaf Cabin’s got you covered. Beyonce said it...
Oak Cabin
Do you love getting off-road and ripping up the trails? Have we got the place for you! Oak Cabin is...
Little Bear Campground
At Little Bear Campground, among the towering spruce trees between Island Lake and Grand Mesa Scenic...
Cobbett Campground
Wedged between Cobbett Lake and Arch Slough Reservoir (with the larger Deep Ward Lake super close by),...
Ward Lake Campground - Grand Valley
You’ll have it made in the shade at Ward Lake Campground. Sitting pretty at 10,200 feet, the...
Crag Crest Campground
You can call yourself Spruce Springsteen once you visit Crag Crest Campground in Grand Mesa National...
Big Creek Campground
Honestly, you’d have to try to be bored at Big Creek Campground. The campground boasts campsites that...
Cottonwood Lake Campground
If you need to beat the heat of summer, skip the lake vacation, and head way up into the mountains to...
Weir and Johnson Campground - Grand Valley
Colorado offers plenty of options for high altitude camping, and Weir and Johnson Campground is right...