The Bank Campground

The The Bank Campground location is in Canon City, Colorado
81212. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the The Bank Campground facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

Bureau Of Land Management
3028 East Main St
Canon City

Phone number


Campground information Canon City, Colorado


Open year-round; visitors come for the spectacular rock climbing adjacent to the campground. Approximately 15 miles north of Cañon City, Colorado, The Bank Campground overlooks Shelf Road and is located at an approximate elevation of 6890 feet. The Bank has 33 campsites. The dirt road leading to the campground is very rough and not recommended for large RVs and travel trailers.  


The Bank Campground offers easy access to the popular rock climbing area, Shelf Road. Climbers can access nearly 1000 bolted routes via the Cactus Cliff and Dark Side trails. A variety of other recreation opportunities easily accessed from the campground include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding as well as 4wd routes. In addition to campsites, The Bank Campground offers a day-use parking area for recreationalists. 


The dirt road leading to The Bank campground is steep and rough. This 33-site campground was recently renovated and has 31 individual sites, 2 group sites, and 4 vault toilets. The individual sites are limited to 2 vehicles and 8 people. Group sites are limited to 4 vehicles and 20 people. Each campsite includes a parking space, a metal fire ring and a picnic table. The sites are small and designed for tent-camping. Large camp trailers and RVs are not advised. Drinking water, electric hook-ups and trash service are not available at The Bank Campground so please bring your own water and plan to take your trash with you when you leave. Bring your own firewood. 

Natural Features

The Bank Campground and the surrounding area is well known amongst rock climbers and outdoor enthusiasts for the long bands of limestone cliffs dominating the landscape. Stunning rock features paired with the piñon pine and juniper vegetation, enhance the dramatic vistas and a picturesque camping environment. 

Nearby Attractions

The region around Shelf Road offers numerous attractions and recreation opportunities. Popular activities include visiting the Royal Gorge via the Royal Gorge Bridge, the Royal Gorge Train, hiking trails or a rafting trip with one of a number of river outfitters. The Arkansas River offers whitewater rafting as well as outstanding angling. There are numerous trails for all activities in the region as well as agricultural and heritage tours along the Gold Belt National Scenic Byway. The local communities offer a range of shopping and dining experiences.    

Visit the Royal Gorge Region web page for more information about local attractions: 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bureau Of Land Management Canon City, CO

How do I make a reservation with The Bank Campground?

To make reservations at The Bank Campground, you can call the office at 719-269-8500.

Individual Sites: $7 per night

Group sites: $14 per night

There is an $8 non-refundable reservation fee for each reservation.  

Where is The Bank Campground located?

The The Bank Campground is located at Bureau Of Land Management 3028 East Main St in Canon City,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does The Bank Campground have tent or RV camping?

The Bank Campground offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 719-269-8500 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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