1803 W. Highway 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Hearing Impaired: 719-852-6271
Rio Grande Campground
Area Status: Open
Elevation is 8,800 feet.7 sites of which 3 are gravel pull throughs and 4 are dead end gravel spurs.
This is a small, developed camping area in a grassy meadow, right on the banks of the Rio Grande River. It is not recommended for large RVs or long/wide trailers because the access road going down into the site is narrow and steep. The recently remodeled (2010) area has 7 camp sites with picnic tables and fireplace rings. No trash facilities, so you must Pack Out all trash. Pit toilets, NO POTABLE WATER. Volunteer host!The river is right there and is a safety hazard to children if unsupervised.Be careful ! 14 DAY CAMING LIMIT.
The area offers fishing access to the Rio Grande River, and is a put in – take out point for summer rafting.Even though the grounds sit next to State highway 149, there is little highway noise as the campsites sit down below the road in the river bottom.
At a Glance
NO WATER - Open unless winter weather or muddy road closes access. Normally open year around for camping and river access. May be physically snowed in Dec-April. Access road may be closed between March 15th and May 15th for the mud season.
Normally open year around for camping and river access. May be physically snowed in Dec-April. Access road may be closed between March 1st and May 15th for the mud season.