Beautiful Places to Camp: Colorado National Monument

The Titanic
The Titanic, NPS Photo

Some of the most amazing and beautiful landscapes in the world

That’s precisely what makes Colorado National Monument one of those at-least-once-in-your-life-must-go-places. Unique rock formations and backcountry offer many opportunities for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, great photography and of course, camping!

NPS Photo by Sally Bellacqua
NPS Photo by Sally Bellacqua
Independence Monument
NPS Photo of Independence Monument, 2008.

So take advantage of your Phoenix Custom Truck Camper and include this nature’s gift on your nextcamping trip. The place offers you two choices: the Saddlehorn Campground which is open year round; or if you want a closer to nature experience, they allow backcountry camping with certain rules to follow.

Just make sure to check with the park for space and fees. The Saddlehorn campground rarely fills up, but it is first-come, first served. You’ll need to bring cash or check to pay for the campground fee. This is a great place for group camping; there are no hook ups but during summer the restrooms have water. Pets are allowed in campsites, picnic areas, and the pavement but must be kept on a leash at all times. They are not allowed on trails or in the backcountry.

The beginnings of Colorado National Monument

Do you know what the difference between a park and a monument is? A park is set aside by an act of congress, which after approval requires the president’s signature. A monument is established by presidential proclamation only.

In 1907 John Otto fell in love with this land and began pushing to have Monument Canyon set as a National Park. In 1911, President Taft establishes the Colorado National Monument through a Presidential Proclamation under the authority of the Antiquities Act.

The Serpents Trail was constructed between 1912 and 1921 and it was the first motorized route into the Monument. In 1931 construction of the Rim Rock Drive began, and Civilian Conservation Corps workers arrived in 1933 to continue the project, along with the WPA and Local Experienced Men.

Monument Canyon
Monument Canyon NPS photo by Sally Bellacqua

Phoenix Custom Truck Campers give you the freedom to go wherever you want to go

Collared lizard  and Bighorn Sheep
National Park Service Photo

With our custom made truck campers, there’s no limit to where you can go and what you can do on your next outdoor adventure.  Our company is based on the belief that our customer’s needs are of the utmost importance. We’ll work directly with you to build your camper exactly how you want it.

Choose the design from our three Base Models and we will adapt it to your vehicle. Each base model comes with standard features and many more are optional for you to create your perfect truck camper. And if you want something else added that is not listed, no problem, just let us know and we will do our best to accommodate it.

We work on the most popular truck makes and models, so select yours and start building your camper now! Or give us a call and make an appointment to visit us.