Penitente Canyon Campground

Area Status: Unknown

world class rock climbing

Penitente Canyon, a Bureau of Land Management Special Recreation Management Area (SRMA) is an internationally recognized climbing area, offering more than 300 incredible sport climbing routes. South-facing routes can be climbed year-round within the SRMA. Numerous Trails are also available for your enjoyment within Penitente Canyon SRMA. Brochure & map.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: This is a BLM campground.  Phone 719-852-7074 for more information.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Permit Info:
Operated By: BLM, San Luis Valley Field Office, 1313 E. Hwy 160, Monte Vista, CO; (719) 852-7074

General Information


From Highway 285 turn west on County Road G, travel about 6 miles to La Garita follow County Road 38A until you see the Penitente Canyon turn off on your right, less than a mile.

From Del Norte travel northwest on Highway 112 to road 38A turn north, stay on 38 A until you see signs for Penitente Canyon, about 8 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Picnic tables
Drinking water
Interpretive Site
Tent camping
Camping trailer