Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Bike Riding, Rock Hounding and just plain Relaxing are among many activities to be enjoyed during warmer months of the year in Rio Costilla Park.
Fishing is great and quality waters. It is fisherman’s fly fishing dream. Camping is great too as you can park next to the river. It’s pricey at 20.00 a night but worth it.
Rio Costilla is an awesome place to camp. it isn’t hot during the day like most campgrounds and is always green. It’s a mountainous terrain with a 7 small lakes that has a stream running through them and all through the camgrounds. It also has one amazingly clear blue lake that you have to hike about 1/2 mile to get to. It’s beautiful! you can go fishing in all the lakes and is regularly stocked but also has native fish in the lakes too. This campground does get a little chilly in the night, even in summer, so bring a good sleeping bag. It will drizzle sometimes but it’s nice. There is dew on the grass every morning. There is no running water at this campground, so bring plenty. They have port-o-potties by every camping site and they keep them very clean. They also have cattle that roam around the campground but they never bother you. The hikes they have at this place are AMAZING!! The mountain is covered with tall pines and some aspen, so it’s never too hot. There Is also a large variety of mushrooms and toadstools growing on the hikes. It’s really neat. If you’re lucky, you’ll see some deer on one of your hikes. The views you get as you hike farther up the mountain are breathtaking! This place is awesome and my favorite camping grounds.
The Rio Costilla Park is definitely a hidden gem. Awesome hiking trails for avid fishermen and hikers alike. From the 9 Lakes or Latier lakes however you prefer to call them to the hidden Little Blue Lake. A must visit for nature enthusiasts!