Rabbit Valley

Mcinnis Canyons National Conservation Area

Five distinct campgrounds within Rabbit Valley were built for different user-types, from tent camping sites that retain a secluded feel to large group sites that can accommodate large RVs and trailers. See the “Recreation” section under the Facility Information tab to find a campground that will meet your needs. For each campsite, visitors need to read the allowable equipment section for vehicle length and number limitations for their selected site(s).

Please note, roads are not maintained and can be narrow and rough. Access to Knowles Overlook is through a dry stream bed and changes quickly with passing storms. 4-wheel drive and high clearance may be needed to access Knowles Overlook. The best sites for RVs are the Koniklos (Equestrian) and Fluffle campgrounds and select High North sites. 

Located in western Colorado, the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area offers stunning views and endless recreational opportunities ranging from camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, and off-roading. Visit Rabbit Valley for an amazing outdoor family adventure or to find solitude on an amazing landscape.   

The newly expanded campsites and facilities are located with easy access to I-70 and within minutes of the City of Fruita and Grand Junction, Colorado for access to local amenities.   

Fees associated with camping are directly invested in the maintenance, improvements, and development of the Rabbity Valley experience. Reservations are required for all camping within Rabbit Valley.  

Need to Know

Natural Features

Rabbit Valley Area is nestled among scattered juniper trees at the edge of the Colorado Plateau. With scenic views of the Colorado River, the San Juan and La Sal Mountains, the Colorado National Monument, and the western flanks of the 10,000 ft. Grand Mesa - the largest flat-topped mountain in the world, make this a must-see area.  

This area is known for its paleontological resources with the family friendly hike the “Trail Trough Time.” Here you can learn about this area’s history and experience dinosaur bones on the landscape through a self-guided interpretive hike.  

Vegetation here is sparse, with only occasional green-ups and wildflower blooms following wet weather. Average annual precipitation is less than 10 inches. Temperature extremes range from below zero to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperatures are more moderate during the spring and fall.  

Nearby Attractions

The Rabbit Valley Area is just west of Fruita CO, which serves as a hub for outdoor recreation on nearby public lands including the red-rock canyons of Colorado National Monument, and the rest of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area (MCNCA) - home of the Kokopelli trail system, the Ruby-Horsethief section of the Colorado River, Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness and the Rabbit Valley recreation area.  

The Monument and MCNCA along with the other public lands surrounding the Grand Valley - formed by the Colorado River flowing between Palisade to Loma - offer something for everyone, from scenic drives to hiking, horseback riding, biking, rafting, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, and off-roading. The Grand Valley is also well-known for its orchards, vineyards and wineries, and the distinct and vibrant communities of Palisade, Grand Junction, and Fruita.   


Rabbit Valley offers recreational opportunities for every user. Bring your ATV, motorcycle, mountain bike or horse and enjoy the expansive beauty of Western Colorado. Enjoy a camping trip with friends or family in the endless beauty of the canyons.  

Campgrounds by User-Type

Changes & Cancellations

Changes may be made to your reservation until 24 hours before the reserved date. A full refund, minus the $8 reservation fee, will be given if canceled 48 hours before the first reserved date. Please note, you cannot change your check-in date. If you would like to change your check-in date, you will need to cancel your entire reservation and rebook.  

Refunds will not be given for undesirable weather or road conditions.

Contact Information


2815 H Road Grand Junction CO 81506

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 970-244-3000

Rental Options

Learn more about gear rental options for your trip

Driving Directions

From I-70, take exit 2 and turn south until you come to the BLM kiosk. Follow the map and directions to specific campgrounds and loops. 

Available Campsites

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