SADDLEHORN CAMPGROUND, CO

Saddlehorn Campground is located within Colorado National Monument which preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. Much more than a monument, towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along...
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The camping fee is separate from the Colorado National Monument entrance fee. There is a seven person per site limit, three tents per site, and two vehicles per site. Pets are allowed in paved areas only (not on any of the trails), and must be leashed and well-behaved at all times.

Motorists share the road with many bicyclists. Pets are permitted in the campground, but they must be well-behaved and leashed. Check our website at nps.gov/colm for more on the road and pets, as well as up to date information on conditions, tunnels, and available services.
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Overview

Overview

Saddlehorn Campground is located within Colorado National Monument which preserves one of the grand landscapes of the American West. Much more than a monument, towering monoliths exist within a vast plateau and canyon panorama. You can experience sheer-walled, red rock canyons along the twists and turns of Rim Rock Drive, where you may spy bighorn sheep and soaring eagles.

Natural Features:

The campground is nestled within large red rock formations, with pinyon and juniper trees providing abundant shade. There are spectacular views of the Grand Valley to the northwest, and some of the park's most scenic monoliths and canyons to the southeast

Recreation:

Colorado National Monument is famous in cycling communities for its majestic views and challenging climbs, but Historic Rim Rock Drive is also a popular motor tour. Hikers flock to the miles of maintained trails, photographers come year round to capture the spectacular views, and geologists study the unique landscape for its scientific value. Climbers come for the towering sandstone, and wildlife lovers may spot Desert Bighorn sheep, golden eagles, collared lizards, and many other special creatures.

Facilities:

Saddlehorn Campground is located near the Saddlehorn Visitor Center, four miles from the west entrance (near Fruita, Colorado), and is the only established campground within the Monument. It is open year round, with sites suitable for both tents and RVs. Restrooms have flush toilets and water available during the summer, and each site has a picnic table and charcoal-only grill. There are no electric hookups or showers.

Nearby Attractions:

The cities of Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade boast many urban and agricultural attractions, but there are also abundant recreation areas surrounding the Monument. Among these are McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, James M. Robb Colorado River State Park, Highline Lake State Park, and many Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service areas.

Booking Window
Thu Apr 24 2014 - Thu Oct 23 2014

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates
Loop A: Non-Reservable (First-Come,First-Serve)
January 1st - December 31st

Loop B: Reservable: March 1st - October 31st
Non-Reservable (First-Come, First-Serve) for the months of January, February, November and December.

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Wed Jan 01 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Peak Thu Jan 01 2015 Thu Dec 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Campsites
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Scenic Overlook
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Amphitheater
  • Auto Touring
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Programs
  • Cell phone service
  • Climbing
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Activities
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Drinking Water (Peak Season)
  • Educational Programs
  • Emergency Phone
  • Emergency Services
  • Entrance Station
  • Evening Programs
  • Event Area
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fitness Trails
  • Flush Toilets
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Geological Attractions
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Site (Reservable)
  • Guided Interpretive Walks
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Host
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Roads
  • Paved Sites
  • Pay Phone
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • RV Parking
  • RV sites
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling
  • Rock Climbing
  • Scenic Drive
  • Scenic Overlooks
  • Self Pay Station
  • Shade
  • Star Gazing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Tables
  • Tent sites
  • Trailhead Parking
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Visitor Center
  • Water
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • ATV Rentals
  • Accessible Showers
  • Accessible Trails
  • Archeological Sites
  • Archery
  • Auto Repair Shop
  • BILGE PUMP STATION
  • Backpacking
  • Bank
  • Basketball Courts
  • Bed(s)
  • Bed(s) With Mattress
  • Bike Rentals
  • Boating
  • Bus Stop
  • Cafe
  • Campfire Rings
  • Campfire Supplies
  • Car Rentals
  • Church
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Community Park
  • Cultural Center
  • Dining Area
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hook Ups
  • Electricity
  • Firewood
  • Food Services
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Golf
  • Grocery Store
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Hot Water
  • Hotels
  • Hunting
  • Ice
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Kennel
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lodging
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motel
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Non-Motorized Boating
  • Off Road Vehicle Trails
  • Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation
  • Outfitter Guide Services
  • Paddle Boating
  • RV Storage
  • RV supplies
  • Rafting
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurant
  • River Access
  • River Trips
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Showers
  • Tent Pads
  • Urgent Care Facility
  • Water Access
  • Water Activities
  • Water Hookups
  • Whitewater Rafting
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jan 01 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00
Peak Season
Jan 01 2015 -
Dec 31 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $20.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.10481, 107.26714
39°6'17"N, 107°16'2"E

Driving:

Westbound on Highway I-70 towards Grand Junction, Exit 31 (Horizon Drive): Follow signs through Grand Junction to the east entrance. The visitor center and campground are 19 miles from the east entrance.

Eastbound on Highway I-70 take Exit 19 (Fruita): Turn south on Highway 340 to the west entrance, which is approximately three miles from Fruita. The visitor center and campground are four miles up from the west entrance.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

SADDLEHORN CAMPGROUND
1750 Rim Rock Drive
Fruita CO 81521

Phone Number:

Information: (970)858-3617
Additional Information