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Camping: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Divide Ranger District

Quick Facts

Hanson's Mill Dispersed Camping Area

Elevation: 10,800 Feet (3366.6 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

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This campground is located 16.8 miles east of Creede on Forest Road 600. Campers will find this to be a good vantage point for viewing vistas of distant mountains. There are no developed camping units at this site. There is a vault-type toilet, but no water or refuse receptacles. A small stream can provide drinking water if it is treated or boiled. Trails and 4 WD roads are nearby, as well as fishing in East Bellows Creek. There is lots of room here to accommodate large groups (family reunions, etc.).

Directions from Creede: Travel southeast on Colorado Highway 149 for 7.3 miles, to the intersection of Colorado Highway 149 and Forest Road #600 (Pool Table Road), then approximately 9.5 miles northwest on Pool Table Road #600.

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

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Toilet - vault type.No drinkin

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open May through the October hunting seasons. No potable water system. Single restroom. No tables or fire-rings. Free camping! Updated: 2000-05-16 17:38:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Hanson's Mill Dispersed Camping Area
ICON Cold Water Fishing 3/4 mile to East Bellows Creek
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Wheeler Geologic, Aqua Ramon, Adler Creek Roads
ICON Hiking & Walking Wheeler Geologic Formations; La Garita Wilderness
ICON Viewing Scenery Vistas of distant mountains

Related Activities
Wheeler Geologic Area Four-Wheel Drive Road - This scenic, remote primitive road is a popular route into the Wheeler Geologic Area. While the road is relatively level, it is rough, roundabout, and very slow, with much of the roadbed made up of embedded rocks.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Creede-Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 580 , Creede, CO, 81130, Phone: 800-327-2102 or 719-658-2374, Fax: 719-658-2717


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