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Camping: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Conejos Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Trail Creek Dispersed Camping Area

Elevation: 9,200 Feet (2867.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

The Trail Creek site is 2.5 miles south of Lake Fork Campground on the Alamosa-Conejos River Road (Forest Road 250). No facilities are provided so please pack your trash. Camping outside developed campgrounds or designated undeveloped sites like Trail Creek in the Conejos Canyon is prohibited. There is ample parking space here and it is a convenient space for trailers. Access to hiking, big game hunting, four-wheel driving and fishing are available from here. Platoro is fairly close for groceries and other supplies.

Directions from Highway 17: The Trail Creek site is 2.5 miles south of Lake Fork Campground on the Alamosa-Conejos River Road 250 which is accessed via Highway 114.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee "Pack it In/Pack it Out" - no

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Alvin Crosswhite (Enid, OK)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This was a pristine camping area. If you don't mind going primitive, this is a wonderful place to stay. The road in and out is a nightmare though.
Water Availability: I had to trek about 100 or so feet up and down hill to the Conejos river to get water. You must treat water before you drink.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailer Camping Convenient space for trailers
ICON Camping Trail Creek Dispersed Camping Area
ICON Cold Water Fishing Fishing access
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Forest Road 249
ICON Hiking & Walking Valdez Trail
ICON Big Game Hunting Popular

Nearby Services

Groceries and other supplies: Directions: Available in Platoro

Related Activities
Valdez Trail - This is a lightly used trail. Water is not available along this trail.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Rio Grande National Forest, 1803 West Highway 160 , Monte Vista, CO, 81144, Phone: 719-852-5941, Fax: 719-852-6250, TTY: 719-852-6271


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