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Avalanche Campground

Capacity: 65 People
Elevation: 7,400 Feet (2306.7 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 13
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

A typical campsite along the banks of Avalanche Creek at the scenic Avalanche Campground
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
A typical campsite along the banks of Avalanche Creek at the scenic Avalanche Campground
Avalanche Family Campground is located south of Carbondale on Avalanche Creek at an elevation of 7,400 ft. This site provides easy access to the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness and many backcountry recreation opportunities. Thirteen sites are available for trailers under 16 ft. and tents. The road that accesses Avalanche Campground is a dirt road with a small stream crossing. Trailers or large RV's are not recommended. The stay limit for the Avalanche Campground is 14 days. No reservations are accepted for this site.

Directions from Carbondale: Eleven miles south of Carbondale on Highway 133, then 2.5 miles up Avalanche Creek Road (Forest Road 310).

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-May through Mid-November (NOTE: Fee season is from mid-May to mid-September and includes water, trash collection, vault toilets, and firewood sales. Trailers under 16' accepted.) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
$13.00/ night Updated: 2003-06-24 07:37:00.0


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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: This scenic campground offers the shade of cottonwood trees, sits along the crystal clear waters of Avalanche Creek and is off the beaten track.
Conditions: Shady and sun available. Could get muddy when wet. Several small stream crossings on access road could make access challenging for very low clearance vehicles.
Water Availability: Water available.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Avalanche Campground
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing avalanche creek
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking southeast part of campground
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding horse facilities located near campground
Yes



Nearby Services

Showers: Town of Carbondale-Pool (Private - Profit) Directions: 2.5 miles to Hy 133 on FDR 310 and 11 miles north

Nearest Pay Phone: US WEST (Private - Profit) Directions: 2.5 miles to Hy 133 on FDR 310 and 11 miles north

Miscellaneous: Propane at Arrow Gas Co. (Private - Profit) Directions: 2.5 miles to Hy 133 on FDR 310 and 11 miles north

Groceries: one regional store (Private - Profit) Directions: 2.5 miles to Hy 133 on FDR 310 and 11 miles north

Gas Station: several regional chains in Carbondale (Private - Profit) Directions: 2.5 miles to Hy 133 on FDR 310 and 11 miles north

Nearest Hospital: Valley View Hospital (Private - Profit s north on Hy 82 to Glenwood Springs) Directions: 2.5 miles to Hwy 133 on FDR 310 and 11 miles north to Hwy 82, then 10 miles west to Glenwood Spgs. Turn right on 20th and lef on Blake Street.



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