**Bear activity has been increasing. For this reason a food storage order is in effect at all developed campgrounds on the Eagle/Holy Cross Ranger District, and the Piney Guard Station, Tigiwon Lodge, Mount of the Holy Cross Overlook, Homestake Road FSR 703, and Nolan Creek Road. This order requires all food and refuse to be stored in hard-sided vehicles, approved bear-resistant containers, or supended at least 10 feet clear of the ground at all points and four feet horizontally from any supporting tree or pole. This order has been issued to provide for public safety and wildlife conservation. Hopefully it will reduce wildlife habituation problems. ** The Hornsilver Campground is located right off Highway 24 about 10 miles south of the town of Minturn, CO. It is directly across Hwy 24 from the Homestake Creek, which offers fishing opportunities. There are several trailheads off Homestake Road #703, which is about 1 mile south of the campground on Hwy.24. There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this campground which is complete with directions, details, and other information about this campground.
looking for primitive camping in the area - it was all taken by 2p on a Tuesday (#summer) - so found a spot at this off the road side.
pros off the road good size sites some are in the aspens fire pits communal bear proofed trash can good views for sunset and sunrise restrooms pets allowed
cons off the road (you will hear he cars) $19 per night little privacy between sites
if you’re driving down 24 and need a spot outdoors for the night, I highly recommend it. we stayed in spot #7 which was pleasant once the sun went down. great views of the cliffs across the street and only interrupted when a vehicle passed. for a night outside it was great! just be aware that it’s bear country however we only saw a chipmunk while there and I completely get safe with my pup there too.