West Fork Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

West Fork Campground is 9 miles west of Wolf Creek Pass (15miles northeast of Pagosa Springs) on the West Fork Road (Forest Rd. 648). This secluded 10-acre campground is located about 1.5 miles off of Highway 160 with 28 campsites offering both sun and shade. There are 15 reservable sites and 13 non-reservable sites.  Most are suitable for large RVs. A few are next to the West Fork of the San Juan River.

Fishing opportunities are available.The popular West Fork Trail, also known as the Rainbow Trail, begins a mile beyond the campground leading into the Weminuche Wilderness. The first portion passes through private property – stay on the trail and leave gates as you find them.


At a Glance

Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


Directions from Pagosa Springs, Colorado: Travel east on U.S. Hwy 160 for 13.5 miles, then turn northwest on Forest Development Road #648 for 1.5 miles to campground entrance.

West Fork Campground area map.

General Notes:

This secluded 10-acre campground has 28 sites with both sun and shade. Most are suitable for large RVs. A few are adjacent to the West Fork of the San Juan River. Although this is a very scenic campground, it is lightly used.

Water, trash pickup, and vault toilets. No showers. Campground operated by concessionaire.

Attractions & Considerations

You can fish in both Wolf Creek and the West Fork, but only skilled and patient fishermen may have much luck in these heavily fished streams.

The West Fork Trailhead (also known as the Rainbow Trail) leads into the Weminuche Wilderness a mile beyond the campground. The first portion of the trail passes through private property, so please stay on the trail and leave the gates as you find them.

Trailheads for the Windy Pass and Treasure Mountain Trails are just across Hwy. 160 from the West Fork Road turnoff.

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