Yampa River State Park

Juniper Canyon Campground

Juniper Canyon (8)
Juniper Canyon is located 12 miles downriver from Duffy Mountain. To reach the access site at Juniper Canyon, take U.S. Highway 40 west out of Craig 20 miles to Moffat County Road 53, which is on the south (left) side of the highway. Take County Road 53 for 3.6 miles to County Road 74. Take a sharp right turn and drive approximately three-fourths of a mile to the site. This site has a developed boat ramp, restroom facilities, trash receptacles, and about a dozen primitive camping and picnic sites. The area has tables and fire rings. $8.00 camping permits are required, as well as a valid $6.00 daily or annual vehicle pass. Mountain bikers and hikers will enjoy the great access to surrounding public lands. This area offers great opportunities for wildlife viewing and fishing. Elk, antelope and mule deer roam the area. Hunters and OHV users have a great base camp opportunity here and can easily access public lands. Boaters need to be cautious of a class III-IV diversion dam downstream. A great wave train lines up below: Don?t miss the surf wave below the flume. After that, it is a nice mellow float out. A portage or scout above the diversion on the right is suggested.

Directions

Juniper Canyon (8)
Juniper Canyon is located 12 miles downriver from Duffy Mountain. To reach the access site at Juniper Canyon, take U.S. Highway 40 west out of Craig 20 miles to Moffat County Road 53, which is on the south (left) side of the highway. Take County Road 53 for 3.6 miles to County Road 74. Take a sharp right turn and drive approximately three-fourths of a mile to the site. This site has a developed boat ramp, restroom facilities, trash receptacles, and about a dozen primitive camping and picnic sites. The area has tables and fire rings. $8.00 camping permits are required, as well as a valid $6.00 daily or annual vehicle pass. Mountain bikers and hikers will enjoy the great access to surrounding public lands. This area offers great opportunities for wildlife viewing and fishing. Elk, antelope and mule deer roam the area. Hunters and OHV users have a great base camp opportunity here and can easily access public lands. Boaters need to be cautious of a class III-IV diversion dam downstream. A great wave train lines up below: Don?t miss the surf wave below the flume. After that, it is a nice mellow float out. A portage or scout above the diversion on the right is suggested.