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Big Dominguez Campground

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EThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2022

Beautiful spot

Stayed for one night. Arrived on foot trail via a Little Dominguez Canyon going to Big Dominguez Canyon. Half of Campground is on one side of the river need four-wheel-drive to cross the river.

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  • Review photo of Big Dominguez Campground by Evan S., April 26, 2022
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Reviewed Dec. 22, 2020

Solitude, with a water source.

Great spot! As in the description, very quiet, and accessibility can be tricky when weather comes into play.

  • Review photo of Big Dominguez Campground by TJ C., December 22, 2020
  • Review photo of Big Dominguez Campground by TJ C., December 22, 2020
  • Review photo of Big Dominguez Campground by TJ C., December 22, 2020
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Melissa K.
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2017

Opted not to stay

It was an hour and fifteen minute drive up. The road was very windy and gravel/dirt. It wasn't too bad until the turn off to the campground. That road was almost all dirt. Wash out in some places. Single width for most of it. We trucked along though. We got to the campground and we could see one site from the trailhead, which is also where the restrooms were. It was occupied but looked nice. Plenty of space to park and a lot of space to set up a big camp. However, the other sites were down a much narrower road, that had water crossing it. We opted to not venture down that road. It is a free campground. About 25 miles from the 141 turnoff. You have to really want to be in the middle of nowhere. It is so secluded that not a soul will find you if they didn't know you went. Side note, we did read that the road gets dangerous when wet, we totally can see that as the case, which is one reason we left. Although it didn't really look like rain when we started, it definitely was going to rain once we got there. I imagine with functioning four wheel drive (ours is broken) it might not be so bad, or a jeep, that would probably work great. Being a single width road, it does get kind of scary on the huge cliffs to have to pass a vehicle, we were fortunate enough to be on the inside and pulled off as much as we could, but the other drive stopped next to us and said his wife was freaking out since she was on the cliff side. It was, however, the only car we saw on that road for our two hour drive.

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  • Review photo of Big Dominguez Campground by Melissa K., July 25, 2017
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Location

Big Dominguez Campground is located in Colorado

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Directions

From Whitewater (Jct. US 50 & CO 141), drive about 15 miles south on CO 141 to CR 26.10. A sign at the junction reads “National Forest Access. Divide Road. Uncompahgre National Forest”. Turn left onto CR 26.10 and proceed south about 6 miles to the junction of CR 26.10 and CR 24.40. Watch for the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area signs. Follow CR 24.40 about 5 miles to the campground. From Montrose to the US 50/CO 141 junction is about 52 miles northwest. Total distance about 63 miles. From Grand Junction, the US50/CO141 junction is about 8 miles east on US50. Caution: CR 24.40 is extremely hazardous in wet conditions. Watch for rockslides on the last 2 miles of road.

Coordinates

38.74417582 N
108.54960928 W

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