Big Blue Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

A real jewel of a secluded campground overlooking a picturesque valley adjacent to the Uncompahgre Wilderness. Located near the junction of Soldier Creek and Blue Creek with variety of hiking trails exist in the area including Big Blue Trail, Fall Creek Trail, Ridge Stock Driveway Trail and Alpine Trail. Most of these trails lead south into the wilderness where mechanized and motorized travel is not allowed. The landscape is mostly aspen and spruce trees. There are 11 campsites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No fees - no services. No water.
Fees This is a Forest Service operated campground financed by donations.
Open Season: Mid June - September
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Lake City, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Drive ten miles north on State Road 149 to Forest Road 868. Turn left on to FDR 868 and drive nine miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

  • Reset Map
    Reset Map
Loading Icons...

Activities


Camping & Cabins

Hide detail HIDE

Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites11 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

RV Camping

Hookup - WaterNo
Reservation InfoNot reservable
Dump StationsNo
Hookups - ElectricNo
Pavement Type for ParkingNo
Hookup - SewerNo

Picnicking

Show detail SHOW
Fire Danger Level: Moderate
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.21732723
  Longitude : 
-107.3859641
  Elevation : 
9800
 
log cabin with red roof in meadow surrounded by aspens in leafing out in early spring

Silesca Ranger Station- one of several cabins you can reserve on our forest.


tent in woods

Just about all the shelter you need for a night in the backcountry!


fire in ring with RV in background

RV camping with many of the comforts of home!