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Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area

16 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

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

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • Picnic Table
  • Reservable
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


16 Reviews of Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 7
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2021

Amazing Views

We drove from Phoenix Arizona, through Gallup NM, up to our Campsite. Once you hit Colorado, the views are endless. I love that there was a Lake Called Trout Lake when you are pulling up to get to your campsite. The Lake had HUGE mountains surrounding it. It was breathtaking. We loved our dispersed…

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Month of VisitAugust
Alex S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2021

Dispersed with some perks

Pulled into this area late one evening on a fall camping trip across Colorado. Totally expected it to be full but there were a couple areas left to setup thankfully. Everything in this area was filled by 630p however.

Clean toilet which is a bonus if needed and designated parking for each little…

Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2021

Free Dispersed Camping with Toilet

Came across this in June 2020 on a late Friday night about 10pm and saw a ton of people camping on top of each other so we left and camped elsewhere. FF a year (Father's Day weekend), we stopped by to check capacity on a Saturday night at 6pm and found the opposite with only 4 of 6 tent sites taken…

  • Priest Lake view from parking lot. Gorgeous!
  • Amazing night sky over our tent.
  • Empty tent-only site down at the bottom of the rocky road.
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SiteMiddle site on top of hill next to parking lot.
Month of VisitJuly


Priest Lake Dispersed Camping Area is located in Colorado


Travel approximately 8 miles south on State Highway 145 from Telluride, CO. Turn left on County Road 63A, then left on to Forest Road #628. Proceed one-half mile north on #628 to the Priest Lake Camping Area.


37.8346218 N
107.88046318 W

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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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