Alvarado Campground


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Developed campground camping with the following attractions: access to the Sangre de Cristo wilderness trails from the Rainbow trail. The Rainbow trail is a motorized trail which includes ATV and motorcycle use and runs along the foot of the Sangres. Wilderness trails, that climb above the Rainbow trail into the Sangres, are only accessed by foot or livestock. The closest wilderness trails include Cottonwood, Comanche, Venable, and Goodwin. High Mountain lakes are accessible from the wilderness trails.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground is usually open Memorial Day weekend through the middle of October. Quiet time 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
Area Amenities: Camping trailer
Fees 18.00/night RV / Rent Horse Site 18.00/night
Open Season: July
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: June - August
Restrictions: Reservations for 27 of the sites are required and made by calling 1 877 444 6777 or using the website of: A non refundable reservation fee will be assessed. Reservations may be made up to six (6) months prior to your arrival or as late four (4) days prior. During the summer, the site receives heavy use on the weekends and holidays. Please make your reservation as early as possible.
Closest Towns: Westcliffe, CO
Water: Water from a handpump, Water Faucets
Restroom: Accessible toilets, Outhouses
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


From downtown Westcliffe, CO; travel 3 miles south on State Highway 69 to County Road 140 then 7 miles west to the campground


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

50 campsites, 9 are RV accessible with a spur length of no more that 29 feet, and 3 are Horse sites. Water from a handpump, accessible toilets and trash receptacles are located in the campground. Each campsite has a firegrate/grill and a picnic table. Firewood is available for sale by the concessionaire at the campground. 
Horse Sites: The 3 horse sites have more space (no corralls) and are away from the other campsites. You must bring only certified weed free hay, or certified weed free cubes, or pellets.

Horse Riding & Camping

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Camping trailer 9 RV Sites, 4 Horse Sites