Much of the gravel road leading to Sig Creek Campground follows the route of the Pinkerton Trail and Scotch Creek Toll Road, which ran between Rico and Animas Valley in the late 1800s. The route was abandoned in 1891 when the Rio Grande Southern Railroad reached Rico.
Nine sites on four acres sit on a south-facing hillside about 0.25 mile from the East Fork of Hermosa Creek. Even at 9,400 feet, it can get warm here on sunny summer days, since most sites have limited shade. Purgatory Ski Area is nearby.
Potato, Little Molas, and Andrews Lakes offer fishing near U.S. Highway 550. Fishing opportunities are also available at Sig Creek and Hermosa Creek. Mountain biking routes include Hermosa Park Road, Forest Road 578, and other nearby trails. Winter activities include cross-country skiing at Molas Pass.
Directions from Durango, Colorado: Travel north 25 miles on U.S. Highway 550, then turn left on Forest Road 578 and drive 8 miles.
Normal Services Available:
Late May through Labor Day Weekend
(NOTE: Open after Labor Day to mid May with no services or water available. Toilet and gate will remain open. No fees. )