Sig Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
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Sig Creek Campground, 32 miles north of Durango, has 9 campsites on a southfacing hillside about 1/4 mile from the East Fork of Hermosa Creek. The campground is 6 miles west of Durango Mountain Resort on the Hermosa Park Rd. (Forest Rd. 578), accessible by 2WD. Much of this gravel road follows the route of the Scotch Creek Toll Road, which ran from Rico to the Animas Valley in the late 1800s. The road continues over Bolam Pass to Colorado Highway 145 north of Rico. The upper section is 4WD only.The upper trailhead for the Hermosa Creek Trail begins 2 miles past the campground, near the confluence of the main and east forks of Hermosa Creek. This multiple-use trail heads back to the town of Hermosa through the Hermosa Roadless Area. The trail offers a technical single-track experience for mountain bikes (at 19 miles, taking most of a day, including shuttle drops). A few camping sites are available at the trailhead, which has a toilet, picnic tables, fire grates, corral, and parking area.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions:

Sig Creek Campground is 39 miles north of Durango (take Highway 550), then 6 miles west of Durango Mountain Resort on the Hermosa Park Rd. (Forest Rd. 578), accessible by 2WD.

Much of this gravel road follows the route of the Scotch Creek Toll Road, which ran from Rico to the Animas Valley in the late 1800s. The road continues over Bolam Pass down to Colorado Highway 145 north of Rico. The upper section is 4WD only.

Sig Creek Campground area map.


General Notes:

This campground has 9 campsites on a south-facing hillside about 1/4 mile from the East Fork of Hermosa Creek. Most sites have limited shade and are warm in summer.

There is no campground host. Payment is with a fee tube. Trash pickup, vault toilets.

Attractions & Considerations

The Hermosa Creek Trail begins 2 miles past the campground, near the confluence of the main and east forks of Hermosa Creek. This popular, mostly single-track mountain-biking and hiking trail heads south to Hermosa through a roadless area. About 18 miles long and mostly downhill, it parallels the creek, with great side hikes and loop trips. A few camping sites are available at the trailhead [see Lower Hermosa Campground], which has a toilet, picnic tables, fire grates, corral, and parking area.

Fishing in the East Fork of Hermosa Creek from the campground up to the headwaters is catch-and-release only. Downstream of the campground toward Hermosa Creek Trailhead, fishing falls under standard Colorado fishing regulations.


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  Latitude : 
37.6335
  Longitude : 
-107.8838
  Elevation : 
9400