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

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Target Tree Campground

Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 25
Reservation Remarks: Handicapped accessible sites.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

The Target Tree Campground is dominated by 12-acres of large pines and is known for its variety of birds (an informational sign lists the species that can be seen in the vicinity). In this area, the Ute Indians harvested sap and inner bark of the ponderosa pines as food supplements. They also used trees for target practice with rifles and bow and arrows. These scarred trees still remain and a short trail leads one. An historical marker explains the usage. Also, the Narrow Gauge Trail begins near campsite # 37 and leads gradually uphill 0.75 mile to the old railroad grade.

Twenty-five sites on a south-facing hillside overlook the Cherry Creek valley and 17 are barrier-free. Many sites are shady, but still heat up on sunny summer days.

Directions from Mancos, Colorado: Travel 7 miles east on U.S. Hwy 160 where you will find the campground just off the highway.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Early November (NOTE: Open, water on.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, single unit Call for Current Fee Beautiful campground off of Hw

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open for season. Located seven miles east of Mancos on Highway 160. Twenty-five sites available, 17 are barrier-free. Also has an adjacent picnic area. Water/trash. Electric not available. Fee is $12/night. Updated: 2004-05-13 07:52:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping
ICON Trailer Camping Most large sites and pull-throughs require mechanical leveling of RVs.
ICON Tent Camping
ICON Camping Target Tree Campground

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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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