The terrain surrounding Gothic Campground is as rugged as it is beautiful. The mountain biking, hiking, motorcycle riding and four-wheel driving can't be beat. This older rustic site lies in a stretch of the Gunnison National Forest that is sandwiched between the Maroon Bells-Snowmass and the Raggeds Wilderness Areas. The area seldom gets crowded so it's worth the extra effort and time it takes to reach the region. The landscape is spruce/fir trees.
I love this area of crested butte. Gothic road is home to some 4x4 drives and of course great hiking and scenic spots. We spent a few nights here, the spots are spaced out and quiet. This is dispersed camping, I did not see any vault toilets close by but did see on further down the road. No fire rings or tables, but plenty of trees for cover or room to set up a canopy. Some spots for larger Trucks or RV's were available on a first come first served. Not far from the spots you will find the nature center that will offer restrooms as well and a few things to purchase if necessary.
I recommend a drive to emerald lake when your there. We did experience some crazy storms while we were there, apparently the lighting is worse there because of the amount of iron n the mountains.
This is a small campground up a dirt road above Crested Butte. The whole area is closed to camping usually until mid June or July. It is also blessed with more wildflowers, mountain views, and perfect trails than you can imagine. If it's full drive up to Washington gulch for dispersed camping of equal beauty.
only 4 sites I think. if you get a spot, you’re super lucky as there is no dispersed camping allowed in Gothic valley during peak summer months. if you camp in the site when you first come in, you have a great view of Avery peak. close to a lot of hikes, ie rustler gulch, Judd Falls, emerald lake, schofield Pass, town of gothic. awesome little campground