Uncompahgre National Forest

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About Uncompahgre National Forest

Grand Mesa Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests is your waking dream situated on the rugged, untamed western slop of the Colorado Rockies. Throwing down striking scenery and outrageous adventurin’ for days, there’s simply no limit to what you’ll discover! Once out yonder, navigate spectacular features including canyons, plateaus, dark timbered mountainsides or any of the numerous, soaring high peaks. Camping opportunities are vast and tailor made for whatever crew you roll with. Whether it’s the cozy atmosphere of a woodland cabin, rough ridin’ RV, or the simple pleasure of a tent under starry skies your heart desires, you most certainly will not be disappointed.

Campgrounds in Uncompahgre

Alta Lakes Campground

1. Alta Lakes Campground

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You know that saying, "If it were easy, it wouldn't be worth it. "? That sure applies to Alta Lakes Campground, which is accessed only via rugged...

Dillon
Dillon: This is one of the best campgrounds in the lower 48. Bring a water purifier and make use of the natural spring that flows...
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Amphitheatre Campground

2. Amphitheatre Campground

This ain't your granddad's amphitheatre. Instead, the clearing is the result of an extinct volcano. Don't believe us? There are still active hot...

Mark
Mark: Love this campsite! Just south of town on the side of a mountain. Views are incredible, and sites are spread out for maximum...
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Matterhorn Campground

3. Matterhorn Campground

A fancy-schmancy campground located a short drive from the mountain-chic town of Telluride, this campsite offers the same views as all of those...

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Sunshine Campground - Norwood

4. Sunshine Campground - Norwood

Camping with paved access and epic views of Sunshine Peak right above downtown Telluride?! Sunshine Campground is the perfect place to soak in some...

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Matterhorn Cabin

5. Matterhorn Cabin

Matterhorn Cabin is the perfect place for your next big event. By “wilderness cabin” standards, it’s pretty huge at 1,800 square feet. That’s a...

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Silesca Cabin

6. Silesca Cabin

If “roughing it” is not exactly your style, then book the Silesca Cabin. You’ll get to stay in a beautiful national forest without having to, you...

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Jackson Guard Station

7. Jackson Guard Station

Tucked away near Silverjack Reservoir, this picturesque and colorful cabin stands out brightly against the rugged beauty of the wilderness. You’ll...

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Lone Cone Cabin

8. Lone Cone Cabin

Oh you fancy, huh? Well, you’ll feel pretty dang fancy at this fully-equipped cabin that’s just waiting to be enjoyed year-round. Picture this: a...

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Oak Cabin

9. Oak Cabin

Do you love getting off-road and ripping up the trails? Have we got the place for you! Oak Cabin is the place for mountain bikers, ATVers, hunters,...

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Woods Lake Campground - Norwood

10. Woods Lake Campground - Norwood

Whether you come by dirt bike, mountain bike, horseback, car, backpack, or RV, Woods Lake Campground is the place to be. With plenty of trails for...

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Silver Jack Campground

11. Silver Jack Campground

This is an awfully big campground for how remote it is. That means you can take your whole entourage up into the mountains, and sleep under the...

Big Cimarron Campground

12. Big Cimarron Campground

If Big Cimarron sounds like the kind of place you'd meet men with moustaches and Stetson hats, you'd be right. Popular during hunting season, this...

Beaver Lake Campground

13. Beaver Lake Campground

Beaver Lake is beautiful and super popular with fishermen and, we hear, beavers. Some campsites offer views of the lake and surrounding cliffs,...

Aspen Leaf Cabin

14. Aspen Leaf Cabin

Leave the flint and near-empty match pack at home―Aspen Leaf Cabin’s got you covered. Beyonce said it best: “let me upgrade you!” Underneath the...

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Hipcamper Mark

Love this campsite! Just south of town on the side of a mountain. Views are incredible, and sites are spread out for maximum privacy. It's a short drive walk to Baby Bathtubs, and Lower Falls hike, and there are many more longer trails you can catch in vicinity including Ouray Perimeter trail. We stay in campsite #9, which was about 100 ft from the road, and offered tremendous privacy. Couldn't see anyone standing in the middle of the site. Also had water spigot nearby, and just a short climb to nearest bathrooms which are everywhere. One complaint - wish the bathrooms had been cleaned, bit smelly. Camp host was out of wood, but if your crafty there are usually piles of cut down beetle trees on the way up.

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Hipcamper Dillon

This is one of the best campgrounds in the lower 48. Bring a water purifier and make use of the natural spring that flows through the middle of the site. Bring a jacket too, even in summer I have woken up to frost on the ground. It can get chilly at 11,000'

Don't be dissuaded by the rough road. A Subaru or a brave sedan could make it no problem.

Please take care of this place. Pack your trash out, Leave no trace.

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Hipcamper Madison

Favorite campsite of all time right here. Alta Lakes is tough to get to, but is 110% worth it. The views are stellar and the abandoned mine town you pass on the way up is pretty cool!

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Hipcamper Alyssa

This campground is gorgeous! Make sure your car is up for the trek though. We made it up in our campervan but it was a little dicey at times. Everything is well spread out and it's dispersed camping. We didn't have any issues with people being too close. Spectacular views along the way! I would absolutely recommend camping here if you want to visit Telluride. It is close enough but far enough away that you don't get stuck with crowds or big groups

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Hipcamper Annie

Wild boy basin just a short drive away provides some of the most secluded alpine lake camping ever! Probably need 4x4 tho

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