Dorchester Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This campground lies at the upper end of Taylor Park popular with off-highway vehicle users. A lengthy network of motorized trails leads from the Castle Creek Valley to Taylor Reservoir. This regions is great for enduro trail bike riders. The area offers good fishing and mountain biking. Landscape includes pine trees and riparian meadows.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No services. Donations accepted. Pack it in, Pack it out!
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees No
Open Season: Late May - Mid October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Almont, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Travel northeast on County Road 724 / Forest Road 742 (Taylor Canyon Road). Travel 39.5 miles. Road changes to improved dirt immediately after the turn off for Cottonwood Pass Road.

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Camping & Cabins

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RV Camping

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

Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites10 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone


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Fire Danger Level: Moderate
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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

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