West Dolores Campground

Area Status: Open
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Campgrounds still open between September and May have no services (water, electric, trash pick up or rest rooms). Please keep them clean and pack it out. Thanks!

West Dolores Campground is similar to Mavreeso and just a mile up the road. From Dolores, travel 21 miles north on Colorado Highway 145 and Forest Rd. 535 to the campground entrance. There are 18 campsites on 10 acres near the river. Most are shady and level, and several are suitable for large RVs. A site near the restroom is designated for wheelchair access and has electricity, 7 campsites have electricity, and 2 picnic tables are available.  There are 10 reservable sites, 3 with electricity, and 8 non-reservable sites.

Reservations:
www.recreation.gov
1-877-444-6777

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: No
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

Directions:

Directions from Dolores, Colorado: Travel 21 miles north on Colorado Hwy 145 and Forest Development Road #535 to campground entrance.

West Dolores is one of three campgrounds along the West Dolores Road (Forest Rd. 535), which branches north from Colorado Highway 145 about 13 miles northeast of Dolores. The road follows the West Dolores River almost to its headwaters in the Lizard Head Wilderness. Side roads lead into the backcountry. After 32 miles, the road rejoins the highway 6 miles north of Rico. The road has a gravel surface, but the last 6 miles are steep, narrow, and not recommended for trailers.

West Dolores Campground is similar to Mavreeso and just a mile up the road. From Dolores, travel 21 miles north on Colorado Highway 145 and Forest Rd. 535 to the campground entrance.

West Dolores Campground area map.


General Notes:

There are 18 campsites on 10 acres near the river. Most are shady and level, and several are suitable for large RVs. A site near the restroom is designated for wheelchair access and has electricity; 7 campsites have electricity, and 2 picnic sites are available.

Water, trash pickup, and compost toilets.

Operated by concessionaire. Host on site.

Attractions & Considerations

On the West Fork of the Dolores River. Day-use parking is available near the campground entrance.

There are several parcels of private land along the river; please stay on the trail and don’t trespass.

Mountain biking is available on Forest Development Roads #532 and #535. Forest Service Trail #624 is 3.0 miles south of the campground.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.6599
  Longitude : 
-108.2761
  Elevation : 
7800