Durango, Colorado
Bradfield Campground, San Juan Forest

Bradfield Campground: San Juan Forest

Location: 30 Miles Northwest of Dolores
Dolores is 38 miles from Durango
RV Limits: Yes. 45 feet maximum
Elevation: 6500 Feet
Camp Sites: 22 Camping Sites
Group Sites: 0
Reservations: No. First come, first serve


Location and Directions: Bradfield campground is 30 miles northwest of Dolores CO which is about 38 miles from Durango, Colorado. From Dolores, travel west on Highway 145 for 2 miles. Go right on Highway 184 for 8 miles. Turn right on U.S. Hwy 666 for 13 miles, then go right on Forest Road 505 for 1 mile.

The campground is in the Dolores River Canyon, below McPhee Dam. Travel southeast on Forest Road 504 to reach McPhee Dam.


Overview and Attractions

The campground is on the Dolores River. Has a boat-launching area for rafts, canoes, and kayaks. You can keep fish caught downstream from Bradfield Bridge, but upstream is catch-and-release is required.


Cabin Canyon Campground. Cabin Canyon Campground is 4 miles upstream from Bradfield Campground, on the Dolores River. The camp ground has 11 sites, all barrier free, with hand pumps for water.


Cabin Canyon Picnic Ground. Cabin Canyon Picnic Ground is 4 miles upstream from the Bradfield Campground, on the Dolores River at Lone Dome, northwest of McPhee Dam.


Dry Canyon Fishing Site. Dry Canyon Fishing Site is on the northeastern shore of McPhee Reservoir. From Dolores, it is a trip of about 40 miles, most of it on gravel roads. There are restrooms and fishing access here.


Ferris Campground. Ferris Canyon Campground is 3 miles from Cabin Canyon Campground, has 6 sites (all barrier free), hand pumps for water, and 6 picnic areas.


Ferris Picnic Ground. Ferris Canyon Picnic Ground, at Lone Dome, is 3.0 miles from Cabin Canyon Campground.


McPhee Reservior Recreation Area. The largest reservoir in the San Juan National Forest.


Bradfield Facilities

The 22 campsites have hand pumps for water. The campground features a boat-launch site for trips on the lower Dolores River. All campsites and picnic sites are barrier free. Toilets are fully accessible. Contact the District for applicable fees.


More Information

Dolores Ranger District

29211 Highway 184
Dolores, CO 81323
Voice: (970) 882-7296
Fax: (970) 882-6841
TTY: (970) 882-6842
Reservations: (877) 444-6777
Online Reservations


Bradfield Area Map


Google Map & Directions


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