Calamity Camp Mining Site


This remote, historic site contains one of the last standing vanadiun-radium-uranium camps in Colorado. Calamity Camp is an example of the historic mining camps that were active during the uranium booms from 1916 to 1980. The site has several well-preserved structures, including a cookhouse. NOTE: There is some residual radiation at this site, because of radioactive minerals in the area.


From Grand Junction, travel U.S. Highway 50 south 10 miles to State Highway 141. Travel 42 miles west, toward Gateway. Turn off at Niche Road, 4 miles east of Gateway. Follow Niche Road 16 miles to Calamity Mesa. It is recommended that maps be purchased from BLM before visiting the site.





Grand Junction Field Office 2815 H Road Grand Junction, CO 81506



BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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