Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado Recreation Area Info & Images

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Activities

AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, HORSE CAMPING

Campground Reservations

Colorado Campgrounds | ASPEN GLADE | LAKE FORK(RIO GRANDE NATL FORE | MOGOTE | BIG MEADOWS RESERVOIR CAMPGROUND | THIRTY MILE | STONE CELLAR GUARD STATION | MARSHALL PARK | RIVER HILL | ELWOOD CABIN | CARNERO GUARD STATION | BREWERY CREEK GUARD STATION | UPPER CROSSING GUARD STATION | PLATORO CABIN 1 | OFF COW CAMP CABIN | FITTON GUARD STATION CABIN

Hiking Trails

Colorado Hiking Trails | Fern Creek Trailhead # 815 | Ute Creek Trailhead #819 | North Lime Creek Summer Trailhead # 806 & 807 | Lake Fork Trailhead #836 | Big Meadows/Archuleta Trailhead # 839 | Ivy Creek Trailhead # 805 | Pierce Elliott Trailhead # 851 | Middle Creek Trailhead #768 | Farmers Creek Trailhead # 801 | Texas Creek Summer Home Group Trailhead | Bear Town Trailhead #787 | Miners Creek Trailhead #803 | Lobo Trailhead | Metroz Trailhead #833 | Red Lake Trailhead, Trail 733 | Rawley 12 Trailhead | Shallow Creek Trailhead | Copper Creek Trailhead | Farmer’s Creek Trailhead #801 | Valdez Trailhead, Trail 717 | West Frisco Trailhead #850 | Chama Basin Trailhead # 738 | Trout CreekTrailhead #811 | Thirty Mile Trailhead #814 | Rock Creek Picnic Site | Bear Lake Trailhead. Trail 721 | Adams Fork Trailhead, Trail 713 | Wheeler Geologic Area | Road Canyon Boat Ramp | Lower South Fork Trailhead, Trail 724 & 720 | East Bellows Trailhead # 790 | Upper South Fork Trailhead #720 | Burro Creek Trailhead #873 | Rio Grande Reservoir Boating Site | Three Forks Trailhead 712 | Lost Trailhead #821 | Deep Creek Trailhead #806 | Beaver Mountain Trailhead #933 | Pole Creek Trailhead #820

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From the Sangre de Cristo to the San Juan Mountains, the jagged peaks and rushing rivers of the San Luis Valley public lands wrap themselves around this Rocky Mountain basin. Whether viewing the mountain scenery from roads or finding challenge on trails, visitors discover solitude and self-reliance through uncrowded year-round recreation opportunities.

The Rio Grande National Forest forms the scenic backdrop to the San Luis Valley. With a landscape of high peaks, geological wonders, and steep river canyons, the spectacular scenery beckons adventures from near and far.

Rio Grande National Forest offers a number of accessible recreational facilities and visitor discounts with the Interagency Access Pass for fees charged on national forests.

While many campgrounds are on a first-come basis, you can make reservations for some campgrounds.  In addition there are eight cabins that are available for rental. To make reservations call: 877-444-6777 go to recreation.gov

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