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Rabbit Valley in western Colorado provides stunning views of the Colorado River, the San Juan and La Sal Mountains, the Colorado National Monument, and the Grand Mesa. It offers a variety of recreational activities such as camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-roading. With five distinct campgrounds, Rabbit Valley has something for everyone, from secluded tent sites to large group sites for RVs, as well as a family friendly hike called “Trail Through Time.”


Five distinct campgrounds within Rabbit Valley were built for different user-types, from tent camping sites that retain a secluded feel to large group sites that can accommodate large RVs and trailers. See the “Recreation” section under the Facility Information tab to find a campground that will meet your needs. 

Please note, roads are not maintained and can be narrow and rough. Access to Knowles Overlook is through a dry stream bed and changes quickly with passing storms. 4-wheel drive and high clearance may be needed to access Knowles Overlook. The best sites for RVs are the Equestrian, Jouflas and Fluffle 1-16 sites. 

Located in western Colorado, the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area offers stunning views and endless recreational opportunities ranging from camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-roading. Visit Rabbit Valley for an amazing outdoor family adventure or to find solitude on an amazing landscape.   

The newly expanded campsites and facilities are located with easy access to I-70 and within minutes of the City of Fruita and Grand Junction, Colorado for access to local amenities.   

Fees associated with camping are directly invested in the maintenance, improvements, and development of the Rabbity Valley experience. Reservations are required for all camping within Rabbit Valley.  


Rabbit Valley offers recreational opportunities for every user. Bring your ATV, motorcycle, mountain bike or horse and enjoy the expansive beauty of Western Colorado. Enjoy a camping trip with friends or family in the endless beauty of the canyons.  

Campgrounds by User-Type

  • Fluffle Campground
    • Groups sites with varying capacities that can accommodate up to five vehicles (see individual campsite descriptions for vehicle limitations).
    • Sites can accommodate vehicles up to 60 feet in length. *Sites 6-15 can accommodate vehicles up to 80 feet in length.
  • High North Campground
    • Site one is a group use site that can accommodate vehicles up to 80 feet in length. 
    • All other sites can accommodate vehicles up to 60 feet in length and can only accommodate two vehicles. 
  • Equestrian Campground
    • This campground is intended to be used solely by visitors who visit Rabbit Valley for horseback riding.
    • Each site has an individual corral. There are also 10 day-use parking areas and 2 corrals for day-use.
    • Campsites can accommodate two vehicles up to 60 feet in length.
    • The road to this campsite is through a rocky wash and is not easily accessed by low-clearance vehicles. 
  • Jouflas Campground
    • This campground is intended for tent camping.
    • No group sites. 
    • The campground can not accommodate vehicles longer than 25 feet.
  • Knowles Overlook Campground
    • This campground is intended to be used by tent and 'overland' style campers.
    • Maximum vehicle length is 30 feet - HIGH CLEARANCE AND 4X4 ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. 
    • Be weather weary in visiting this campsite as access is through a wash. 
    • No group sites. 

Natural Features

Rabbit Valley Area is nestled among scattered juniper trees at the edge of the Colorado Plateau. With scenic views of the Colorado River, the San Juan and La Sal Mountains, the Colorado National Monument, and the western flanks of the 10,000 ft. Grand Mesa - the largest flat-topped mountain in the world, make this a must-see area.  

This area is known for its paleontological resources with the family friendly hike the “Trail Trough Time.” Here you can learn about this area’s history and experience dinosaur bones on the landscape through a self-guided interpretive hike.  

Vegetation here is sparse, with only occasional green-ups and wildflower blooms following wet weather. Average annual precipitation is less than 10 inches. Temperature extremes range from below zero to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures are more moderate during the spring and fall.  

Nearby Attractions

The Rabbit Valley Area is just west of Fruita CO, which serves as a hub for outdoor recreation on nearby public lands including the red-rock canyons of Colorado National Monument, and the rest of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (MCNCA) - home of the Kokopelli trail system, the Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River, Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness and the Rabbit Valley recreation area.  

The Monument and MCNCA along with the other public lands surrounding the Grand Valley - formed by the Colorado River flowing between Palisade to Loma - offer something for everyone, from scenic drives to hiking, horseback riding, biking, rafting, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, and off-roading. The Grand Valley is also well-known for its orchards, vineyards and wineries, and the distinct and vibrant communities of Palisade, Grand Junction, and Fruita.   

Charges & Cancellations

Changes may be made to your reservation until 24 hours before the reserved date. A full refund, minus the $8 reservation fee, will be given if canceled 48 hours before the first reserved date. Please note, you cannot change your check-in date. If you would like to change your check-in date, you will need to cancel your entire reservation and rebook.  

Refunds will not be given for undesirable weather or road conditions.

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Campground Matrix

Set alerts at more campgrounds to increase your odds of getting a place to stay! Below is a list of the closest campgrounds supported on Campflare. Or, view all campgrounds in Mcinnis Canyons National Conservation Area.

Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Westwater (Ranger Station)
Westwater Canyon River
Westwater Group Site (Ranger Station)
Westwater Canyon River
Highline Lake State Park
11.7mi 83%
James M Robb-Colorado River State Park-Fruita Section
16.0mi 35%
James M Robb-Colorado River State Park-Fruita Section
16.0mi 71%
Colorado National Monument
16.3mi 80%
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