Trujillo Meadows Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

north of Hwy 17 near the top of Cumbres Pass

The campground, adjacent to a meadow and above Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, is composed of two sections - Upper and Lower. The campground has been cleared of most trees due to beatle kill. Sites 34 through 39 are in an inner loop which are not RV friendly. There is an observation platform across from camping sites 40 and 41 to view a waterfall. Boating and fishing on the reservoir; small motorized and nonmotorized water craft only. Hiking on nearby trails. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a historic narrow-gauge railroad, runs nearby. The facilities are large, with 50 campsites, one with parking for a two-car group. All sites have picnic tables, and fireplaces (limited firewood); there are toilets, drinking water and ample parking. Refuse receptacles and pickups are provided. Barrier-free facilities are offered here. Los Pinos Trail 736 can be accessed via the improved dirt Forest Road 1C and 4 WD Forest Road 118.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Campground closed for the 2015 season on Sept 7th.  It will reopen - weather and road conditions permitting- on or close to Memorial Day 2016.
Operational Hours: closed
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $18/Night for single unit. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance
Permit Info: 50 sites / $18.00 - overnight,
Open Season: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Restrictions: The water system is currently inoperable.  It will not be fixed during the 2014 season.
Closest Towns: Chama, New Mexico
Water: YES
Restroom: Toilet (4)
Operated By: Concessionaire - Conejos Peak Ranger District, 719-274-8971

General Information


From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight onto Rd. 17 and go 35.2 miles to Trujillo Meadows Reservoir sign. Turn right at sign (dirt) and go 0.1 miles to "T" intersection and campground sign (Forest Rd. 118). Turn right onto Rd 118 and go 2.1 miles to campground on right

Directions from Chama, New Mexico: Travel northeast 21.1 miles on Colorado Highway 17. Then go 2.5 miles north on Forest Road 118 to Forest Road 118.1B. Campground entrance is 0.3 miles north on Forest Road 118.1B.

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Campground Camping

Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Sites 50 single site(s)
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

some sites can accommodate units up to 40' in length

Status: Open


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Tent camping
Drinking water