Middle Quartz Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The area is part of the mineral belt that extends into Leadville. Many of the 4-wheel drive roads were created by miners over 100 years ago which are now popular for four-wheel driving in the Summer and Fall months.  The campground is near the alpine Tunnel historic site.  This is a Forest Service operated campground at elevation 10,200 feet. There are 7 campsites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No fees - no services. No water. Donations accepted.
Fees Forest Service operated campground financed by donations.
Open Season: Late May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Pitkin, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Drive east on Forest Road 765 (Cumberland Pass Road) for 1 mile to Forest Road 767. Turn right and drive 5 miles.

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Campground Camping

Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Sites7 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sitesNone

OHV Riding & Camping

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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

RV camping with many of the comforts of home!