- 4500 feet
- Vault Toilets
- Cooking Grills
- Picnic Tables
SeasonMarch - Mid December
Location26 miles west of Grand Junction, just off I-70, 2 miles from Utah border
No drinking water available. Plan to pack in 1 gallon per person, per day.
first come - first serve
3 designated camp sites: Respectively, Rabbit Valley, Castle Rock and Knowles Canyon Overlook each with 2 family camp sites.
Camping, of any kind, is NOT allowed within the McDonald Creek Cultural Resource Area.
All trails within the Rabbit Valley are open to horseback riding and hiking. Designated hiking trails within Rabbit Valley include Rabbits Ear Trail with it''s spectacular views of the Colorado River or McDonald Creek Cultural Resource Area containing interesting rock art. Just to the north of Rabbit Valley, across I-70 is the Trail Through Time an interpretive trail and active dinosaur quarry, it''s a great hike for kids of all ages.
To ensure protection of highly erosive soils and scenic resources in Rabbit Valley, OHV use (4X4 vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles and mountain bikes) is limited to designated trails. Such trails are identified with a white arrow on brown carsonite post. Marked single-track routes are open to mechanized and motorized vehicles less than 40" in width. Four-wheel drive and all-terrain vehicles are permitted on designated two track routes. Mechanized/ motorized travel is not permitted on unmarked trails.
do not recommend taking travel trailers or RVs to the Castle Rock or Knowles Canyon Overlook camp sites. The road becomes rough, narrow and low rock ledges could cause damage to your travel trailer or RV.
Wood is scarce in this area. Plan to bring your own firewood.