Description

So many options, so many activites; Purgatoire Campground is home to a well-accommodating amount of mixed campsites, both walk-in and hook-up. And make sure to reserve your Coal Creek trail hugging site in advance―four-days, to be exact.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
23 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Purgatoire Campground.

Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Waterfall
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Hipcamper Amber
Amber H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 25th, 2017

My husband initially camped here with friends; he loved it so much he took me back a few weeks later! It was absolutely, hands-down, one of the most beautiful campgrounds I've been to. It's far enough away that I think a lot of people don't go here. It was almost completely vacant. We had such a hard time choosing a site because they were all so lovely. There were vault toilets. Streams, creeks and lakes all over the place. Wildflowers were growing like crazy. My only complaint is that it rained SO much. Thunderstorms always happen in the NM or Colorado mountains-almost nightly. There was a trailhead in the campground that we hiked for quite a while. Rain got worse and worse and finally we went back to camp. Totally worth it.

Peaceful meadowA short hike and we happened upon this lake.Beavers made their home in the waters along the hiking trail.The stream was beautiful.
Hipcamper Mark
Mark S.
recommends this listing.
October 17th, 2020

Quaint lovely little campground in a valley with huge sites and lots of wooded areas to explore. Stayed in site 17 which was adjacent to a tributary (there are several in the area) which was nice for washing pots and pans. Enjoyed exploring the surrounding hillsides and the rustle of the leaves in this secluded spot. There are also options for dispersed camping on the road leading into the campground. Thorough enjoyed.

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Hipcamper Amber H.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2017
Park
San Isabel National Forest
State
Colorado
Country
United States
Phone Number
719-553-1400
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
37.253° N, 105.109° W
Unknown price
RV / Trailer: 1 Site
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Equestrian: 6 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
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Tent / RV / Trailer: 16 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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