West Dolores Campground: San Juan Mountains
Location: Near Dolores Colorado
Location and Directions. West Dolores Campground is one of three campgrounds along the West Dolores Road (Forest Rd. 535), which branches north from Colorado Highway 145 about 13 miles northeast of Dolores, Colorado. The road follows the West Dolores River almost to its headwaters in the Lizard Head Wilderness. Side roads lead into the San Juan Forest backcountry. After 32 miles, the road rejoins the highway 6 miles north of Rico. The road has a gravel surface, but the last 6 miles are steep, narrow, and not recommended for trailers. The West Dolores Campground is just one mile from Mavreeso Campground.
Overview and Attractions
West Dolores Campground is located on the West Fork of the Dolores River. Day-use parking is available near the campground entrance. There are several parcels of private land along the river, so please stay on the trail and don't trespass on private property. Mountain biking is available on Forest Development Roads #532 and #535. Forest Service Trail #624 is 3.0 miles south of the campground.
West Dolores Campground Facilities
There are 18 campsites on 10 acres near the West Dolores River. Most of the camping sites are shady and level, and several are suitable for large RVs. A site near the restroom is designated for wheelchair access and has electricity. 7 campsites have electricity, and 2 day-use picnic sites are available. All campsites have wheelchair-accessible tables. Toilets are fully accessible. Facilities include water, trash pickup and compost toilets. The campground is operated by a concessionaire and there is a host on site.
Dolores Ranger District
West Dolores Campground Map Location
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