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South Mineral Campground “Sultan CG”

10 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Campgrounds still open between September and May have no services (water, electric, trash pick up or rest rooms). Please keep them clean and pack it out. Thanks! South Mineral Campground is accessed by turning off U.S. Highway 550, about 3 miles west of Silverton, onto Forest Rd. 585, which heads…

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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

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  • WiFi
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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Max Length: 37 ft.

Reviews

10 Reviews of South Mineral Campground “Sultan CG”

Ratings Breakdown

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

Primo area if it’s not busy

I’ve stayed at both the CG and along the road in the dozens of available (if your lucky and early) dispersed sites.

Prime area to have your base to hike to Ice Lakes (closed still due to fire) or off-roading around the San Juan’s.

It’s a really busy area but if you can grab one of the better…

Month of VisitOctober
NThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 15, 2021

still closed as of 5/15/21

south mineral currently closed due to the forest fires last year. checked its status 5/15/21

Month of VisitJune
Summer
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2020

Words can't describe

My husband and I spent the last 9 days in the southwest traveling around camping. I would have to say this spot was my favorite spot of all. The actual South Mineral Campground was full, but there are spots along the river the whole way and plenty of them. If you're ready for some quiet, primitive…

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Location

South Mineral Campground “Sultan CG” is located in Colorado

Directions

South Mineral Campground is the last developed camping area along U.S. Highway 550 on the San Juan National Forest. Two miles west of Silverton, Forest Road 585 heads west along the creek, four miles to the campground entrance. The road to the campground is driveable by 2WD, but not far after the campground, it becomes 4WD. Driving off-road is prohibited, but many other 4WD roads in the Silverton and Red Mountain Pass areas are open to motorized use. South Mineral Campground area map.

Coordinates

37.9626016 N
107.46050318 W

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About This Campground

Campgrounds still open between September and May have no services (water, electric, trash pick up or rest rooms). Please keep them clean and pack it out. Thanks! South Mineral Campground is accessed by turning off U.S. Highway 550, about 3 miles west of Silverton, onto Forest Rd. 585, which heads west along South Mineral Creek. The campground is 4 miles off the highway and has 26 mostly level sites. Several camping loops and well-spaced sites are mostly shaded, but some are sunny. A few are next to the creek, and some have large parking areas. The Ice Lake Basin Trail, a strenuous, steep, and popular hike, begins across the road from the campground. It leads up above timberline to high alpine lakes surrounded by meadows of wildflowers and rocky peaks. Please stay on the trail to avoid steep, dangerous dropoffs. Dispersed camping along Forest Rd. 585 is allowed only in designated camping areas. Follow posted directions and instructions. The road to the campground is drivable by 2WD, but not far after the campground, it becomes 4WD. Driving off- road is prohibited, but many other 4WD roads in the Silverton area are open to motorized use.

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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