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Colton Guard Station

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About This Campground

Colton Guard Station is located in the Colton Hollow area, approximately 5 miles west of U.S. Highway 191. It is near Vernal, Utah, in the Ashley National Forest. The Civilian Conservation Corps built the complex in 1933 as part of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal instituted during the Great…

Features

For Campers

  • Showers
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

    Access

    • Drive In
      Park next to your campsite

    Reviews

    1 Review of Colton Guard Station

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    Amanda B.
    Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

    A weekend snowshoe into Colton Gaurd Station, Ashley National Forest, UT.

    Last spring we snowshoed into the Colton Guard Station. What a fun experience! It's about a five mile snowshoe from Highway 40. There is a gate in the winter preventing you from going any further than the parking lot on Forest Road 020. There is a cabin and bunkhouse on the complex, both with…

    • Snowshoeing through the aspens on our way to Colton Guard Station.
    • The Guard Station.

    Location

    Colton Guard Station is located in Utah

    Directions

    Follow the mileage indications below and look for signs when traveling to Colton Guard Station. Leave with plenty of time to arrive at the guard station before dark. From Vernal, travel north on U.S. Highway 191/Vernal Avenue for approximately 20 miles. Turn left (west) on Forest Road 020. A paved parking lot with a restroom is located at the intersection. Continue northwest on the paved Forest Road 020 for approximately two miles. Turn left (southwest) at Forest Road 019 and continue for less than a mile, reaching an intersection (Forest roads 028 and 019). Turn left, continuing south on Forest Road 019. Continue approximately 1.75 miles, where the road turns sharply to the right (west). Follow the hairpin turn down into a ravine to Colton Guard Station.

    Coordinates

    40.66722293 N
    109.51861136 W

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