1803 W. Highway 160
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Hearing Impaired: 719-852-6271
Road Canyon Campground
Area Status: Open
This small, free campground, located at the head of Road Canyon Reservoir, usually has vacancy when other upriver campgrounds are full. The area is in a fully open meadow, with no trees, and it is not screened from Rio Grande Reservoir Road. It has 6 camping units, each with a parking spur, table, and fire ring. An undeveloped overflow camping area is directly across the road. A vault type toilet is provided, but no trash receptacles (Please pack out your trash). No firewood or drinking water are available. There is fishing access and a boat launch at Road Canyon Reservoir. No fees are charged to camp here. 14 day camping limit.
At a Glance
NO WATER - Open until weather closes access. No trash service after Labor Day.
Open year around normally but usually drifted in with heavy snow from December through end of April.
On Road Canyon Reservoir, boats allowed, no wakes, trolling motors OK, primitive boat ramp
1 vault toilets
Forest Service - Divide Ranger District, 719-657-3321
Directions: Directions from Creede: Travel southwest fro, Creede on Highway 149 for about 20 miles, to the intersection of Highway 149 and Forest Road 520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Road), then drive almost 6 miles west on FR 520.