The best camping near Uncompahgre National Forest

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Uncompahgre National Forest adventure.

The best camping near Uncompahgre National Forest

Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Uncompahgre National Forest adventure.

Camping near Uncompahgre National Forest

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Discover the most magical spots to pitch your tent or park your rig on your next Uncompahgre National Forest adventure.

Head to wild western Colorado to truly get away from it all.  

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Magical Mountains

1 site · RV1 acre · Silverton, CO
Located at an impressive elevation of 9318 feet, our dirt lot sits in the heart of Silverton, offering unparalleled access to outdoor adventures. Silverton serves as the drop-off and pick-up point for the iconic Durango/Silverton Railroad, adding to the area's charm. Just a short walk from town and conveniently positioned one block away from the OHV route, our location is ideal for exploring all that Silverton has to offer. For a wealth of information about the area, feel free to click on the following link: https://www.colorado.com/cities-and-towns/silverton Additionally, we provide electric hookups for your convenience, ensuring a comfortable stay amidst the stunning scenery of Silverton.
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Spectacular Mountain Getaway

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Ridgway, CO
5 acres of trees up on a hill with breathtaking views of the mountains, including the 14er peak, Mount Sneffels. Only 5 miles from the small mountain town of Ridgway, Colorado and only 30 miles from the famous mountain town of Telluride, Colorado. Friendly hosts willing to offer great advice about how to explore the area. The mountain views from the property makes you imagine you are in Nepal looking at one of the Himalayan Peaks!
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Bright Star Campground

33 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Cortez, CO
We have COMPLIMENTARY Wifi, Drinking Water, Ice, Hot Showers, Bathrooms, Shade, and an equipped Camper's Kitchen for our guests to enjoy from April 15 - Oct 15! There are TIPIS, CAMPING CABINS, TENT and BOONDOCK SITES. WE ALSO HAVE A NAVAJO HOGAN (wood yurt) OPEN-YEAR ROUND. All of our sites are not listed here. We can also accommodate groups and small events but not public events. We have a private covered group site as well. Bright Star Campground: Once used as a church camp, it is now a Campground for all to enjoy! We are a perfectly located vacation campground on 40 acres with amenities and wide-open spaces. Amenities include hot showers, an equipped community kitchen, a pavilion with hammocks, tables, ping pong, etc. Enjoy complimentary coffee, eggs, filtered drinking water and more. Bright Star Campground is located in the Great Sage Plain in the shadow of Mesa Verde National Park with panoramic mountain/mesa views of the Four Corners region, all only 5 miles southeast of Cortez. We are in an arid desert climate. Water is scarce, stored in cisterns for use in camp. Because of this we ask that you be conservative with water use in camp. We are a cannabis-friendly destination but ask that Cannabis use stay at your campsite, cabin or tipi. There are many things to do/see nearby: Mesa Verde National Park, Canyons of the Ancients, Hovenweep National Monument and Phil's World Mountain Biking. Raft down the Dolores river, maybe rent a SUP or kayak and chill on a quiet reservoir. There are museums and cultural centers in the area as well. Durango is 45 min, Telluride is 1.5 hrs away, and Moab is about 2.5 hours away-including Arches and Canyonlands National parks. The best/nearest airport is in Durango. Cortez has Denver Air (Key Lime Air) with connections to Denver and Phoenix. The nearest large international airport is in Salt Lake City or Albuquerque.
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Wildernest: Twilight Falls

3 sites · RVs, Tents40 acres · Silverton, CO
Wildernest: Twilight Falls is a 40 acres private paradise of natural forests, meadows, streams and waterfalls nestled within thousands of acres of San Juan National Forest. Come experience this amazing place. Words cannot describe it. This has been a family retreat for our family for decades, and we want to share it with you.
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The Cabin

3 sites · RVs, Tents66 acres · Dolores, CO
Escape to our tranquil 66-acre family homestead, where the welcome mat is out for campers seeking serenity amidst nature's embrace. With trails for hiking and biking, ample camping spots to pitch a tent under the stars, and the promise of true disconnection from the digital world, our retreat beckons those yearning for a genuine getaway. The Dolores river is right across the street, listen for the soothing sound of flowing waters or bring your fishing pole. We invite guests to unwind, recharge, and reconnect with the simplicity of outdoor living.
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Lazy Rooster Ranch

5 sites · Lodging, Tents50 acres · Rico, CO
The ranch was the site of a sawmill in the early 1900s when the old Rio Grande Southern and Galloping Goose Railroads ran through the property along the Dolores River. All that’s left now is a little shack in the middle of the meadow and some remnants of the railroad tracks in the river. 
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Almostaranch

3 sites · RVs11 acres · Durango, CO
The Almostaranch Family welcomes you to stay with us in the San Juan Mountains located in Durango, Colorado. Our property features spectacular views and endless activities for you and your family. We look forward to seeing you! Durango is the Capitol of mountain biking in the US. Horseback riding next door and snowmobile rentals close by. Kayaking very close & hiking trails everywhere. Silverton 35 miles. RV site includes horseshoe pits and tables.
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MSB Legacy Retreat

4 sites · RVs9 acres · Mancos, CO
We have 9 acres with plenty of elbow room. Located 5 minutes from Mancos, right off CO 184, there is one site in the trees with full hookups and 2 sites on top perfect for group camping. Sites on top have a beautiful view of Mesa Verde to the west and the La Plata mountains to the east. Both sites have water and electricity and sewer dump nearby. The area is full of history, from Mesa Verde National Park to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument. 3 ski areas within an hour, whitewater rafting, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, stargazing or just enjoying the sunsets. With Mancos only 5 minutes away, there are dining options, brewery, parks, library, and shopping all with a small, hometown feel. Come enjoy all the 4 Corners area has to offer!
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Animas River Valley red cliffs

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Durango, CO
Pitch your tent or park in the upper pasture and enjoy the view of the Animas Valley. Just 8 miles north of Durango off of the million dollar highway. Across the road from Honeyville and across the river from fun at the Bar D  Ranch or James Ranch Harvest Grille.  Durango Mountain Resort is just up the road.  Horses and cattle grazing in the pasture below and the apple trees and the honey bees are in full production this year.  No other view like it of the Mission Ridge red cliffs with the silhouettes and glow at sunset.  At night you may hear the Animas River below or some animal sounds. Name the constellations among the amazing view of the stars! Learn more about this land:Pitch your tent or park in the "sloped" pasture and enjoy the view of the Animas Valley. Just 8 miles north of Durango off of the million dollar highway. Across the highway from Honeyville and across the river from fun at the Bar D  Ranch or James Ranch Harvest Grille.  Durango Mountain Resort is just up the road.  Horses and cattle grazing in the pasture below and the apple trees and the honey bees are in full production.  Mission Ridge red cliffs with the mysterious silhouettes and glow at sunset.  At night you may hear the Animas River below or some animal sounds. Name the constellations among the amazing view of the stars! Please provide what you will be driving and camping in, along with guesstimate of your arrival time for a quick booking response. Safe travels.  
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Durango Placer

1 site · RV, Tent5 acres · Hesperus, CO
Learn more about this land: The creek is just feet away from your tent site, with numerous waterfalls. Great hiking, or just taking in the scenery. So much to do in the immediate area: biking, hiking, fishing swimming, jeeping, exploring, rock hounding, birding, etc. Located 35 minutes from downtown Durango at 9300 feet. Visit the cool mountains and the cold creek. You will have the place to yourself. One group only on this property at a time. There are 3 tent sites to choose from, and a RV site to park. Up to 6 guests in a group allowed . Fire wood is provided free, a full kitchen with camp stove, sink , utensils, cups, and plates available. Updated privy, and hot showers. Enjoy ! The road closes in the winter so hosting is restricted from May 15th thru October 15th There is no cell service. Wifi is available. Landline is available in emergency. Happy Camping !
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Giggling Goat Farm

3 sites · RVs40 acres · Norwood, CO
Giggling Goat Farm is a small farm located on 40 acres just outside of Norwood, CO. We have dairy goats, chickens, and are using our "Fairy Forest" for youth programming. We are also moving towards sustainable growing and permaculture practices about which we are passionate. Our goal is to use our land to set an example as good stewards of our wonderful earth.
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Bear springs

1 site · RV35 acres · Durango, CO
Beautiful mountain views, trails and only 10 minutes to downtown Durango! 35 acre gated community property with miles of private trails to explore. Friendly pets welcome. Complementary firewood fire restrictions permitting. Owners live on property and are available to help or answer questions. Great setup and location.
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You'll have a hard time seeing everything in these vast forests. Visit blue lakes, the largest flat-top mountain in the world, and Alpine Tunnel. And these are just some of the highlights.

Drive to Grand Mesa, the largest such landform in the world. It covers more than 500 square miles. It sits 6,000 feet above the surrounding countryside. More than 300 lakes and thick forest cover the land.

Hike to Alpine Tunnel, one of the highest tunnels in the world. It was the first tunnel to cut through the Continental Divide. The project ended abruptly in the 1880s, and the tunnel is sealed off. Don't forget to stop off at the restored telegraph office and train station.

Do not miss Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride. At 365 feet tall, the falls are the tallest in Colorado. In the winter, the waterfall freezes over and becomes a beacon for ice climbers. Warmer months showcase a towering curtain of water.

Several campgrounds combine to offer hundreds of campsites in this forest.

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