Saddlehorn Campground is located near the Saddlehorn Visitor Center, four miles from the west entrance (near Fruita, CO), and is the only established campground within the Monument.
For a detailed map of the Saddlehorn Campground click here.
Pets are allowed at campsites, but must be on a leash 6 ft. in length or less, well behaved, and attended at all times. Please clean up your pet waste and place in garbage receptacles. Also remember that pets are NOT allowed on hiking trails but ARE allowed on paved surfaces.
An accessible campsite is available and is reserved for the use of mobility-impaired persons only.
Walk-ins: Both loops of the campground are able to accomodate walk-ins as long as the site has not been reserved. Reserved sites will have a colored tag attached to the numbered post in each campsite. Pick a site that has not been tagged and use self-registration instruction.
Backcountry camping is also permitted. A free backcountry permit is required and may be obtained at the visitor center. Water is not available in the backcountry, even during spring runoff due to a high Selenium content. Remember to take plenty of water with you: one (1) gallon (4 liters) per person is recommended per day in the summer months. Have a fabulous stay in red rock country!
Other national park information is in Nearby Attractions.
Did You Know?
John Otto's efforts almost a century ago continue to help visitors experience Colorado National Monument. Of the 40 miles of trails available to hikers in the monument, many of them were first built by original park custodian John Otto. More...