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Mt.princeton Campground

Capacity: 170 People
Elevation: 8,900 Feet (2774.3 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 17
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Remarks: sites 1, 3, 4, 10-14, and 17 are reservable
Reservation Status: Accepted



Mt.princeton Campground Reservations



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General Description

Mt. Princeton Campground
Copyright: Chadwick Lange - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Mt. Princeton Campground
Mt. Princeton Campground is partially wooded with Ponderosa pine, aspen and cedar trees. The campground has 17 sites. Sites 1-8 are creek side; sites 7 and 16 are narrow (11 feet wide); sites 6-8, 10,11 and 14 are rocky. There is room in select site for trailers up to 38' and medium size RVs.

The Chalk Cliffs, Mt. Princeton and Mt. Antero (both 14'ers) are located in or near this drainage. The historic town of St. Elmo is located at the end of County Road 162. Other remnants of the mining economy lie within the valleys and mountains of the local terrain. The Alpine Tunnel is located on County Road 295, south of St. Elmo, and accessible by trail.

Fishing in Chalk Creek and Chalk Lake and various alpine lakes in the area are accessible by foot or four-wheel drive. Hiking trails in the area include the Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail, Mt. Princeton Trail and Mt. Antero Trail. Several four-wheel drive roads area accessible from this drainage. They include Tincup Pass, Hancock Pass, Baldwin Gulch and Mt. Antero.

Directions from Nathrop: Drive west 7 miles on County Road 162 to the campground.

Directions from Buena Vista: Travel 15 miles south on Highway 285. Turn right on to County Road 162 for 7 miles to the campground.

Directions from Jct Rte 285 & Rte 162: Take Rte 162 for 8.3 mi. Left onto Rte 162A.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Mid-September .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
single-unit campsite Call for Current Fee The services provided at the c
extra vehicle charge Call for Current Fee charged for additional vehicle



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Family Camping Mt. Princeton Family Campground
Yes
ICON RV Camping Mt. Princeton Family Campground - 35' maximum
Yes
ICON Tent Camping Mt. Princeton Family Campground
Yes
ICON Trailer Camping Mt. Princeton Family Campground - 32' maximum
Yes
ICON Camping Mt.princeton Campground
Yes
ICON History St. Elmo National Historic District
No
ICON Fishing Chalk Creek, Chalk Lake, Wright's Lake, Baldwin Lake, Pomeroy Lake, Grizzly Lake and Hancock Lake.
Yes
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Baldwin Creek Road, Upper Browns Road, Tincup Pass Road, Hancock Road
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Narrow Guage Trail, Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Narrow Guage Trail, Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail, Baldwin Creek Road, Upper Browns Road, Tincup Pass Road, Hancock Road
Yes
ICON Animal Identification Narrow Guage Trail, Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail
Yes
ICON Bird Identification Narrow Guage Trail, Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail
Yes
ICON Mushroom Identification Narrow Guage Trail, Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail
Yes
ICON Pine Cone Gathering Narrow Guage Trail, Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail
Yes
ICON Wildflower Identification Narrow Guage Trail, Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Baldwin Creek Road, Upper Browns Road, Tincup Pass Road, Hancock Road
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Baldwin Creek Road, Upper Browns Road, Tincup Pass Road, Hancock Road
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Baldwin Creek Road, Upper Browns Road, Tincup Pass Road, Hancock Road
Yes
ICON Backpacking Colorado Trail
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Narrow Guage Trail, Agnes Vaille Falls Trail, Colorado Trail, Poplar Gulch Trail, Baldwin Creek Road, Upper Browns Road, Tincup Pass Road, Hancock Road
Yes



Related Activities
Cascade Campground - Cascade Family Campground is located in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains. A plethora of outdoor recreation opportunities are accessible from this site.

Hancock Lake Trail - Hancock Lake Trail is an old path used by miners to carry supplies by mule to the mining camps. It connects with Forest Developed Road 230 at the Middle Fork of the south Arkansas River.

Iron City Campground - The Iron City Campground is located in the Chalk Creek drainage near the well-preserved mining town of St. Elmo. This area offers many attractions for outdoor enthusiasts such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and four-wheel driving.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce, 406 West Rainbow Blvd. , Salida, CO, , Phone: 719-539-3591

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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