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Fishing: Colorado > San Juan National Forest > Mancos-Dolores Ranger District

Quick Facts

Cayton Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 30 Days
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Cayton Picnic Ground is 8 miles beyond Burro Bridge Campground. Because of Cayton's easy access to Colorado Hwy. 145 and Dolores River, this area is very popular. There is plenty of fishing along the river, but it may be crowded on summer weekends.

Directions from Rico, Colorado: Travel 6 miles on Colorado Hwy 145, then take Forest Development Road #578 to picnic ground entrance

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for the entire 2003 season due to construction. Updated: 2004-04-22 14:57:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Dolores River
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking East Fork Trail is 2.5 miles north. Forest Roads also close by.
No
ICON Picnicking Cayton Picnic Ground
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery
Yes



Related Activities
Cabin Canyon Campground - Cabin Canyon Campground is 4 miles upstream from Bradfield campground, on the Dolores River. The campground has 11 sites, all barrier-free, with hand pumps for water.

Calico National Recreation Trail - The Calico National Recreational Trail travels south across marshlands, through wooded areas, and uphill to scenic highlands. You can choose several routes via connecting trails for a day hike or an extended backpack.

Calico Trail - Today this trail receives light use yet provides some of the best scenic views of the surrounding mountains.

Cayton Campground - Cayton Campground is 8 miles beyond Burro Bridge Campground. Because of Cayton's easy access to Colorado Hwy. 145 and Dolores River, the campground is very popular.

Rico-Silverton Trail - This trail ascends two high mountain passes, thus affording excellent views and good opportunities for photography.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Mesa Verde Country Visitor Information, P.O. Box HH , Cortez, CO, 81321, Phone: 800-253-1616, Fax: 970-565-1155, lynnd@mesaverdecountry.com

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