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Wonderful place close to one of my favorite places to visit, the Great Sand Dunes. This campground is relatively new so all sites and facilities are really nice. The views across the valley looking at the Dunes are incredible. Hiking to Zapata Falls and in the surrounding area is well worth the trip. When you turn off the highway heading to the campground the vegetation is really sparse but the road climbs quite a bit so you end up camping in an area with pinon and juniper trees. Hiking up to the falls gets you into pines.
One of our favorite camping spots. Great views of the San Juan valley and the Dunes can be seen to the north after a 5 minute walk. Plan on a twisty dirt road to get in and start climbing a bit in elevation. The Zappata falls are a quick hike but there is plenty more trail for people who would like to make a day trip into the mountains.
I loved it here! Not crowded at all, quiet and every spot had a good view it seemed. Clean bathrooms are a plus too! Make sure you have water and other things before you head up the dirt road.