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Cabin Canyon Campground

Elevation: 6,500 Feet (2026.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 11
Reservation Remarks: Campsites are barrier free
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

Cabin Canyon Campground is 4 miles upstream from Bradfield campground, on the Dolores River at Lone Dome. The campground has 11 sites, all barrier-free, with hand pumps for water. There is a concrete barrier-free trail next to the campground, along the river. There is a dump station 1/10 of a mile east of the campground. This area is northwest of McPhee Dam.

Forest Road 475 is a short four-wheel drive road that's great for mountain biking and walking. It begins north of the campground; the four-wheel drive portion lasts little more than a mile before becoming an improved dirt road. There is a whole network of improved dirt roads in the area north of the campground.

Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel northwest for 34 miles on Highway 184, U.S. Highway 666, Forest Road 505, and Forest Road 504.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Spring through Late Fall (NOTE: Located in the Lone Dome area below McPhee Dam.) .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Water, trash pickup, and comWa



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Currently closed. Located in the Lone Dome area, below McPhee Dam. Access from Bradfield Bridge, turn right on Forest Rd. 504 and head four miles upriver. This has 11 barrier-free campsites, a hand pump for water, and a concrete trail along the river. There is a dry dump station nearby, fee is $8/night. Updated: 2004-04-22 14:48:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating McPhee Reservoir 7.0 miles south
No
ICON Camping Trailers, RV's and tents
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Dolores River, McPhee Reservoir 7.0 miles south
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Forest Road 475
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Forest Road 475
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Lone Dome Ranger Station
Yes



Related Activities
Bradfield Campground - Bradfield Campground, has 22 campsites, all barrier-free, with hand pumps for water. The campground features a raft launch site for trips on the lower Dolores River.

Cabin Canyon Picnic Ground - Cabin Canyon Picnic Ground is 4 miles upstream from Bradfield Campground, on the Dolores River at Lone Dome, northwest of McPhee Dam.

Cayton Picnic Ground - 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.

McPhee Reservior Recreation Area - McPhee Reservoir is the largest reservoir in the San Juan and Rio Grande National Forests.



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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