Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado Camping & Hiking

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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

Camping Reservations

Reserve your campsite at these camping areas:

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

Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic 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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Rio Grande National Forest

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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