Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About The Potholes Recreation Site
Drive In
Walk In
Hike In
No ADA Access
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
No Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
No Phone Service
Picnic Table
Not Reservable
No Showers
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Water Hookups
The Potholes Recreation Site is located in Colorado
38.6695 N
-108.3272 W
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4 Reviews of The Potholes Recreation Site
Middle of nowhere and perfect!

A long dusty road in led to an amazing experience. There are 4 actual sites and a vault toilet in the actual campground. Luckily we were the only ones there so chose the pull in site at the far end. Extremely scenic, amazing sunsets and stars. You are truly out there with no cell service on either Verizon or TMobile. We were there in October so low water allowed for a crossing and long hike on the paths across the water. Many miles of trails to explore or just enjoy the solitude and views. We have a 24’ RV with no problem (except a few nervous moments) with the drive in or out. I would check the weather though and not attempt if just rained or forecasted to rain. All dirt track so would be quite sketchy I imagine. There are also many other dispersed sites if you continue down the road past the campground.

Hidden Gem in the canyon

BLM public lands. Long 12 mile gravel road through the canyon - we have a 4runner and drive was easy. Very narrow in spots, a camper would be sketchy to drive through. Came late August and river still had water so valley was green. There are about 10 campsites along the road ( no camping in fields, private property). Once you pass the cabin another mile or so you will get to the official campsite. We passed on this ( way too open) but it had restrooms. Another 1/2 mile down the road take first left for some great drive in or hike in spots! We were completely alone - magical. Canyon was a bit windy at night with our RTT. The next morning we went back to the official campsite area and hiked down into the potholes. Such an amazing sight down in the canyon. Wish we weren’t on a schedule to get on to our next spot would have loved to spend the day exploring the potholes area .

Great dispersed campsite with views of canyons!

I might not have stayed in the exact spot mapped out but the area has pull offs all over the place for camping. Each one has a fire ring and has spectacular views of the canyon its all inside.

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Spring quarantine camping

We stayed here at the first part of May. The weather was perfect. Bathrooms were very clean. The water was too rough in the canyon to swim. The views from this campground were great. Fire pits. Picnic table with a canopy covering. For free camping it doesn’t get much better than this