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

Quick Facts

Buffalo Pass Campground

Elevation: 9,100 Feet (2836.7 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 26
Reservation Remarks: 26 Campsites. First Come/First Served. Operated by Forest Service (Saguache Ranger District).
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

Satellite and Topo Map

General Description

Buffalo Pass Campground - 8.28.68
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Buffalo Pass Campground - 8.28.68
Follow Colorado Highway 114 west for 27.6 miles, then take a graveled road 1.7 miles southwest into the Buffalo Pass Campground. The campground is near dirt Forest Roads 791 and 792. It is also an area for big game hunting. There are 26 campsites with tables and fireplaces (firewood is limited), vault type toilets and developed drinking water with a spring source.

Directions from Saguache, Colorado: Follow Colorado Highway 114 west for 27.6 miles, then take a graveled road 1.7 miles southwest into the Buffalo Pass Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: From 10/10 to 11/30 reduced services. No Garbage Collection or fee. Open for hunting season or until snow closes campground access.) . Limited Services: Labor Day Weekend through Early October (NOTE: Fee Charged) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Developed water system--spring

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
No current conditions entered Updated: 2000-05-09 10:23:00.0

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: I camped at Buffalo Pass two summers ago; noisy and busy.
Conditions: No problems; fourth of july weekend,
Water Availability: Had my own; but manual pump was working for drawing your own. Latrines were locked.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum length 25 feet
ICON Tent Camping 26 campsites, tables, fireplaces, toilets, drinking water (in season)
ICON Camping Buffalo Pass Campground
ICON Automobile Travel Dirt Forest Roads 791 and 792 are nearby.
ICON Big Game Hunting All of the the local campgrounds offer access to big game hunting.
ICON Mountain Biking 0.75 miles south of campground are four-wheel drive roads in Taylor Canyon.

Nearby Services

Gas Station: PRIVATE CONCERNS (Private - Other) Directions: 25 MILES EAST OF CAMPGROUND.

Groceries: VARIOUS PRIVATE CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 25 MILES EAST OF CAMPGROUND.

Nearest Pay Phone: PAY PHONES LOCATED IN SAGUACHE (Private - Profit) Directions: 25 MILES EAST OF CAMPGROUND.

Restaurants: VARIOUS LOCAL CONCERNS (Private - Profit) Directions: 25 MILES EAST OF CAMPGROUND.

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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