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Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)

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About This Campground

Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre, and Gunnison National Forests

Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. There are 20 designated campsites that are completely undeveloped. The access road to the area is narrow and rough, requiring a high clearance vehicle. Trailers and RV's are not…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
    Unknown
  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
    Good

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group

Features

For Campers

  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

Reviews

27 Reviews of Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed)

Ratings Breakdown

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Alfire S.
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2021

Yep, Sure does.. ._.

Me mate and I went up yonder on Oct. 12, 21. There were snow erwhere and it was snowing too. The road to get up yonder was uphill and pert near steep. Me mate had a Subaru Crosstrek going uphill. The trail were also narrow. We made it up to the campgrounds near the lake up yonder with no problem…

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SiteAlta Lakes Campground No. 5
Month of VisitNovember
Gillian C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2021

Awesome Dispersed Camping on Secluded Lake

Off road trail will take you to a campground, but there are many dispersed sites throughout the trail. We found a beautiful small lake on our way up. Some fire rings made out of rocks, but fires were not allowed. Beautiful and quiet, no amenities as usual with dispersed camping. Only complaint was…

SiteWild Boy Lake
Month of VisitAugust
M
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2021

Beautiful views

This was probably my favorite campsite I’ve ever stayed at. It had spectacular views and while it was on a rougher road, it wasn’t that hard to get to. I stayed at campsite 20 at the end of the road and I felt I was far enough away from everyone that it was almost like we were alone. I will…

Site20
Month of VisitJuly

Location

Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed) is located in Colorado

Directions

Travel approximately 5 miles south of Telluride, CO on State Highway 145. Turn east on Forest Road #632 (Alta Road) and climb about 4.3 miles, pass the Alta townsite. Camping is allowed only in designated campsites.

Coordinates

37.88459703 N
107.84666182 W

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About This Campground

Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. There are 20 designated campsites that are completely undeveloped. The access road to the area is narrow and rough, requiring a high clearance vehicle. Trailers and RV's are not reccomended.

Connection Details

We rate connection speeds from campers like you who submit speed tests with Field Reports.

  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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