Durango, Colorado
W Dolores Campground, San Juan Forest

West Dolores Campground: San Juan Mountains

Location: Near Dolores Colorado
Dolores is 38 miles from Durango
RV Limits: Yes. 35 feet maximum
Elevation: 7800 Feet
Camp Sites: 18 Camping Sites
Group Sites: 0
Reservations: No. First come, first serve


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.


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
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West Dolores Campground Map Location


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