North Rim Campground is a 13-site camping area on the remote North Rim of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. The campground, with a single loop in a piñon pine and juniper woodland on top of Chasm View Wall, is small and cramped with little spacing between sites. It’s popular in the shoulder seasons—April and May and September and October—when rock climbers visit the park. All campsites are on a first-come first-served basis, so plan on a morning arrival in spring and fall. Each site has a picnic table and fire grate. The campground, at 7,783 feet, has vault toilets, bear-proof trash receptacles, and water from late May to mid-September. Water is trucked to the campground, so fill your bottles and RV tank before visiting to save water. Protect your campsite from bears by practicing safe food storage, putting all food and scented products in your vehicle.
Recommended season(s): April to mid-November.
—Stewart M. Green