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Quick Facts

West Fork Campground

Elevation: 8,000 Feet (2493.8 Meters)
Length of Stay: 30 Days
Number of Sites: 28
Reservation Contact: Local
Reservation Remarks: 28 sites on 10 acres.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

West Fork Hot Springs
Copyright: - US Forest Service
West Fork Hot Springs
This secluded 10-acre campground has 28 sites with both sun and shade. Most are suitable for large RVs. A few are adjacent to the West Fork of the San Juan River. Although this is a very scenic campground, it is lightly used.

You can fish in both Wolf Creek and the West Fork, but only skilled and patient fishermen may have much luck in these heavily fished streams.

The West Fork Trailhead (also known as the Rainbow Trail) leads into the Weminuche Wilderness a mile beyond the campground. The first portion of the trail passes through private property, so please stay on the trail and leave the gates as you find them.

Trailheads for the Windy Pass and Treasure Mountain Trails are just across Hwy. 160 from the West Fork Road turnoff.

Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel east on U.S. Hwy 160 for 13.5 miles, then turn northwest on Forest Development Road #684 for 1.5 miles to campground entrance.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through October (NOTE: FEE, TRASH, WATER) .



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



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open memorial day thru september. Updated: 2004-04-30 10:15:00.0


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Filed By: Debby (Santa Fe, NM)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Beautiful campground, nice area for hiking & long walks. 4-wheel drive roads nearby, very quiet. Short drive to Pagosa Springs. Great place if you enjoy peace & quiet.
Conditions: Large,shaded sites, several pull-throughs. Plenty of space for RVs



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON RV Camping Maximum length is 22 feet.
Yes
ICON Tent Camping
Yes
ICON Camping West Fork Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Wolf Creek and the West Fork
No
ICON Hiking & Walking Forest Development Road # 648 and Forest Service Trail # 561.
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Approximately 0.5 mile
No
ICON Mountain Biking Forest Development Road # 648 and Forest Service Trail # 561, but not in wilderness.
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

Pagosa Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, 402 San Juan Street , Pagosa Springs, CO, 81147, Phone: 800-252-2204, Fax: 970-264-4625, chamber@pagosa-springs.com

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