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. There is plenty of fishing along the river, but it may be crowded on summer weekends.
Two loops offer a choice of sites. The lower one, near the river, has 14 mostly level spots with limited shade and three day-use picnic sites. The upper loop is gently sloping, with 13 sites. Both loops have pull-throughs and shady tent sites. There is a dump station. At 9,400 feet, expect cool evenings, even in the summer.
Directions from Rico, Colorado: Travel 6 miles on Colorado Hwy 145, then take Forest Development Road #578 to campground entrance.
Normal Services Available:
Memorial Day Weekend through Usually past the Labor Day Weekend
(NOTE: Located on Highway 145, in the Dolores River Canyon.)