Rio Grande National Forest, COLORADO
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Convenient off the road. Basic functionality. Clean bathrooms.

We ended up pulling into this campground at night when we didn't feel safe driving on the road any longer. Spots were easy to find. Basic setup, table and fire pit. Bathrooms were stocked and clean.

Not crowded 🙌🏼

What’s great about this campground is that it is not crowded and quiet! It is also about a 5 minute drive to one of the bigger waterfalls in Colorado - North Clear Creek Falls. It has everything you need - picnic table, fire ring with grate, 2 restrooms, and water. Some sites are better than others, but since this campground isn’t very popular you can actually drive around and pick out a site you like. The best sites are the ones closest to the creek or in the southern loop (on the right when driving in).

Alpine Loop

Located right off the Alpine Loop. Each site has a grill,fire ring,and table. Some have beautiful views of the lake. Vault toilets were clean and water and soap at faucet at outside of toilet. Camp host was friendly. Road was a little rough to get to. No issue running my generator, sites are spaced well apart. We were in site one which had a great view.

Great camping next to the East Fork of the San Juan River

This campground is pretty sweet. Set back from the main road, it is in a pleasant bend of the San Juan River. Sites on the outside of the loop are spacious and fairly private. If you can, the best sites are on the backside and back up to the river. If you don’t get one of these prime sites, no big deal as there are access trails from the campground that lead to the river and some nice fishing holes. Great place to camp if fly fishing is your bag. We had an inside the loop site and were very happy. The sites were well spread out and all had great hammock trees. The bathrooms were very clean and well maintained. The campground host, while she liked to sleep in late, was definitely putting in more than the required hours to maintain the campground. If you need a shower, head up the entrance road to the private campground and pay $5 for an unlimited time shower in an interesting cabin like shower house. The difference between the private campground and the forest service campground, besides the access to showers, are that the forest service campground is not available to RV’s or horse trailers. I’d definitely camp here again (as we extended our stay extra nights since we were so happy with the site).

Dusty West Fork

If you are into off roading or four wheeling, this might be the campground for you. West Fork sits up from the main road on the way to lots of ATV trails as well as some nice #hike #getoutside #go #explore #hiking #nature #freshair #adventure #wildernessculture trails. That said, it can be very noisy throughout the day as campers as well as visitors race up and down the mountain trails. It is also very dusty. The campground is a small/tight loop with lots of trees and smaller sites, some that allow the pleasant sound of the West Fork to drift up, but none with views or access to the Creek. The back portion of the campground has sites large enough for small trailers and RV’s. When we were there the only access to water was in the back portion of the campground at a hand pump. The vault toilets were clean-ish, but in need of being emptied. The campground host did not seem to be worried about maintaining the campground or maintaining his records as he moved us twice in the same day as he double booked several sites. While we planned on staying for two or more nights at this campground, we ended up packing up and moving to much better camping at the East Fork campground.

Views for days

It was really nice there. Kinda pricey. The people who were watching the campsite took really good care of the toilets that were close by. Camping quarters were kinda close to each other and the reservoir was really rocky so best to take some water shoes if you want to go swimming.

Beautiful red rocks and boulders!

This this site offers primitive camping, I do not know if they have hookups or not for campers. It's a very beautiful area! Very desert, Western, with Incredible rock formations throughout. If you're into rock climbing you will love it here! There are many many campsites, but they each seemed private enough. We were there in July and only saw a handful of other campers. I was very pleased to find this place. We'll definitely Camp there again! There are composting toilets, no showers, and no access to River water.

Forest Service campground about ten miles south of Lake City Colorado

Campground is Forest Service operated by a concessionaire. All have a picnic table. Pit toilets and some water spigots. Good AT&T cell signal.

Good Park. Great Location. Fantastic Service

It started with a great experience booking the site. We were making some last-minute travel plans, and the PRC folks helped us find a perfect site on short notice. We travel in a tiny teardrop trailer, and the site they picked couldn’t have been better. (More on that shortly.)

When we arrived, the staff greeted us, checked us in, and led us to our site. They showed us where all the amenities were, and left us to get set up. Our site (33) was perfect for a small to mid-size trailer, with beautiful trees, a nice fire ring, and a picnic table.

The property has a nice pond, with sites that line one side of it. But the real beauty here is that the San Juan River sits on the back of the property. We love to fish, so we stopped in a local fly shop, picked up some flies and fishing licenses, and caught a 10-inch rainbow back at the campground. (They also sell flies and fishing tackle in the campground store.)

The bathrooms and showers were nice and clean, and since we don’t have a bathroom in our trailer, we were happy to have them. They also had a nice clean laundry room with several washers and 2 large dryers.

This feels very much like a campground that’s been in the family for years. Sure, it’s not all new and shiny, but the staff (and there are quite a few of them) work hard to make PRC a great place to stay.

Easy and fun campground

Great campground in the foothills. Shallow river that follows the highway.

Wild cows & rapid rivers

Very long road to ride up the mountain to camping, like a winding goat trail if driving a larger rv. Beautiful scenery well worth the winding way. Free range cows traverse the area. Great for boondocking.

Beautiful views and a relaxing environment.

The Last Resort is a lovely RV Park and campground on the Blanco River off Highway 84 between Chama, New Mexico and Pagosa Springs, Colorado. There are full RV hook ups in the loop and partial hook up by the river. The Bunk House is a small cabin with a queen bed and electricity. Many great tent camping sites. There is a nice Bathhouse with a full kitchen, bathrooms with showers and a coin operated washer/dryer. They are open year round, free wifi and pets welcome. There is a small store with ice, sodas, snacks, fishing tackle, RV supplies, and toiletries.

This is our 3rd summer at the Last Resort. It's a very laid back place with 2 playgrounds and plenty of activities for kids - horse shoes, volleyball, tether ball, etc. They have a nice 4th of July celebration, potluck dinners and cam fires. There are often horses (and a goat) on the property and plenty of space to take a nice walk. This year, we saw a lot of Canadian geese and there are also chickens and ducks. We really love watching the many hummingbirds and hanging out by the river. Lots of campers like to fish or float down the river on inner tubes.

Well maintained, beautiful and friendly hosts make for a wonderful place to stay.

Easy access, quiet campsite

Ute Campground is a sweet little camping spot, just a turn off of hwy 160 between Bayfield and Pagosa Springs. Nice flat spacious campsites with picnic tables and a fire ring. Dirt roads were great for the kids to ride bikes. Endless hiking options. Wildlife viewing. Chimney rock across just across the road

Absolutely beautiful. Perfect rural spot near the Piedra river.

This site is amazing. It’s free of charge if you can get there. The road leading to the campsite is dirt on the side of a cliff. No rail guards, so you have to be brave to make it up there. The drive is worth it once you get to the river-side sites this campground has to offer. There are tagged cattle that roam through the grounds. No potable water, though there is a vault toilet. It seemed like the fly fishers caught a lot of fish! Strict throw back policy though. I spent 5 days here and didn’t want to leave. Great little place to get away from civilization.


One of the most beautiful places ive ever been


The site we camped at was a little further back into the area. Roads were a little difficult to maneuver. Wildlife everywhere you look!

Beautiful site and right next to the lake!

Our family of 4 tent camped at this site. We were able to walk to the edge of the cliff and had a clear view of Lake San Cristobal. We had a creek running beside our campsite.

Vallecito is great!

Spent 3 nights, 4 days camping at this nice campground. Best pit vault bathrooms of the summer. Camp hosts are super nice and really care about you. This area is such a beautiful area. One of the most beautiful in Colorado and that's saying a lot. Our site was big and it was right by Vallecito Creek. Big drought conditions going on this year so the reservoir was pretty low. The campground is about 1 or so away from the lake. Lots of fishing, boating and paddle boarding going on plus it was hot (low 90s) so the lake is great to swim in. Durango is about 30-40 mins away. We hiked up Vallecito Creek Trail. It's about medium hike but we turned around about 1.5 miles in because our 8 year old wasn't having it that day. We've hiked it before and wished we would have made it to the first bridge which is about 3 miles in but we had fun. The hike is straight up for the first mile. Bring some good bug spray because there were plenty of mosquitos and flies. The flies were biting on the 3rd day so it was annoying but once we lathered up, they weren't such a problem. If you're looking for a full fledge vacation, check out Durango and stay a few nights at Vallecito!


The river is great for cooling off but very cold!

Great campground by the river

This campground is in a secluded lovely valley on the south fork of the white river. Good fishing opportunities and trails for hiking and horseback riding. Spring cave is open seasonally April 15-aug15 with permit required to protect the bats from White nose syndrome. The cave is beautiful, and also wet and cold. Helmet and lights and good warm clothes are essential!

Campsites are close together, some smaller and some better or groups. Site#5 can fit 4-5 tents. Pit toilets which are kept very clean by camp host. Equestrian trailer parking available.

Great place to set up an RV for adventure in the dunes!

Easy pull in spots for your RV and campers. Well maintained bathrooms and facilities to use after a sandy day at the dunes. Relatively close to the dunes (About a 15 minute drive to the parking lot from the campsites). Would recommend staying here!

fun and family friendly

started our excursion stopping in here on a whim and it quickly became a favorite spot for us! the staff is fabulous and so is the camping! great access to the river, hot showers (FREE), restroom next to the shop, fire rings, potable water and multiple port-a-potty’s around the camp grounds. loved it so much stopped by on our way home! highly recommend!

If you like water, you’ll like it here!

This campsite was great. We had a stream nearby that the kids all played in and we all bought water shoes and tubes in town and floated the river! We actually came to Pagosa for a family reunion and it was loads of fun for everyone.

Middle mountain magic

One of our favorites, it's an easy drive and quite lovely all summer. It can get crowded so plan accordingly. We did not have easy water access but it can be done down a relatively steep but quick jaunt down the hill to the beach.

Beautiful River view sites

Nestled next to the Rio Grande River hand its gorgeous. This is the Rio Grande in Colorado so there's plenty of running water for tubing, rafting and fishing.

Remote feel with beautiful scenery

National campground with spectacular views of mountains and lake. Some secluded campsites but most have a view of the lake. Most of the Pine trees were hit with the Pine beetle, some still remain along with all the Aspen trees, even with some Pine trees lost this place is Beautiful!

Rugged, simple, and so Colorado

Dirt roads lead to rocky 4-wheel drive required paths. Camping plots were simple with great tree coverage and minimal exposure. Views of valley below abound.

One of our favorites!

Our campsite was very close to the beach and the lake was ideal for paddleboardIng. Out site had a fire ring and a picnic table, it was surrounded by trees and allowed us to hang our hammocks to sleep, the bathroom was a few steps away and was very clean. There is a store a few miles away in case you need to buy some last minute things. The host was very nice and kept the place nice and neat.

My Happy Place

I grew up spending my summers here. The aspens are abundant and the smell and sounds of nature are abundant. Enjoy!


Our family made wonderful memories camping by the river, gorgeous campsites that were clean and hiking trails that are breathtaking.