Quartz Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Quartz Campground lies west of the Sawatch Mountain Range in the southern part of the mineral belt that extends north to Leadville, CO. It is a popular area for four-wheel driving. Most of the roads, that are used for recreation today, were created by mine owners over 100 years ago. Quartz Campground lies on Cumberland Pass Road, which is improved dirt and usually passable by two-wheel drive vehicles. There are 10 campsites.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: No water. 
Reservations: Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777, TDD 1-877-833-6777
Fees $10.00 per night per camping unit; $4.00 per day for day use/picnic use in a campsite; $6.00 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag of trash (for non-registered guests)
Open Season: June - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Pitkin, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions: Drive east on Forest Road #765 (Cumberland Pass Road) for 4 miles.

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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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