Description

Near the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, Alvarado Campground is in an ideal location for explorers. Take one of the many nearby wilderness trails to discover the pristine high mountain lakes, waterfalls, and great views of the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers, RVs
50 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Equestrian, Hike in
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
RV details
Ask about water hookup
Ask about sewage hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Alvarado Campground.

Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Waterfall
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The vibe at Alvarado Campground

9,028ftListing's elevation
750
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Hipcamper Kate
Kate G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 25th, 2017

My favorite campground in the valley! There are lots of sites to choose from and the place was recently renovated so the facilities are very nice. There is easy access to great trails. The campground is situated high enough on the mountain slopes to have fabulous views.

Hipcamper josh
Josh L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 18th, 2019

This site is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!

I'm from Kansas City, KS and it's hard to escape the city for some nice dark, peace and quiet. I originally saw the town Westcliffe in a Real Big Story video promoting the town as a dark city. We happened to be going rafting in Cañon City the next valley over and decided to stop and camp. There's plenty of wood lying about or for purchase, the bathrooms are well kept, and didn't experience any bugs! The sky is GORGEOUS! Just when you think it can't get any better it does! It probably peaked at around 2AM and you can see the entire Milkyway with your naked eye. It's great for long exposure photography as well. It's very peaceful, and we've been back twice now. If you're trying to get away... this is it.

Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 28th, 2019

typical FS campground in some ways, but it's laid out nicely. Some serious hikes here.

Jeff's tentVenable TrailVenable Falls
Hipcamper Alan M.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2018
Hipcamper Rebecca S.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2017
Park
San Isabel National Forest
State
Colorado
Phone Number
719-553-1400
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
38.079° N, 105.563° W
Unknown price
Tent Only - Hike In: 4 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Equestrian: 3 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 42 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)