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Saddlehorn Campground is located in Colorado National Monument and offers 79 campsites with incredible views of red rock canyons, monoliths and canyon panoramas. Visitors to the area can explore the Park by foot, bike or car, and take advantage of nearby recreation areas for a range of activities. There is also plenty to explore in nearby urban and agricultural attractions.


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.


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.


Saddlehorn Campground is located near the Saddlehorn Visitor Center, four miles from the west entrance (near Fruita, Colorado) and nineteen miles from the east entrance (near Grand Junction, Colorado), and is the only established campground within the Monument. There are 79 campsites with three camping loops within the Saddlehorn Campground (Loop's A, B, and C). From late-March to mid-October, campsites in Loop A and Loop B (both tents and RVs) can be reserved or taken for one-night only, while Loop C is first come first serve (tents and small vehicles). Loop A is open year round and is first come first serve from mid-October to late-March (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.

Natural Features

The campground is nestled within large red rock formations, with pinyon and juniper trees providing adequate 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

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.
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Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
James M Robb-Colorado River State Park-Fruita Section
3.1mi 35%
James M Robb-Colorado River State Park-Fruita Section
3.1mi 71%
Highline Lake State Park
13.0mi 83%
North Fruita Desert
18 Road - North Fruita Desert
15.9mi 88%
Rabbit Valley
Mcinnis Canyons National Conservation Area
Westwater (Ranger Station)
Westwater Canyon River
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