This small, free campground has 20 campsites; some are for horse use only. There is no water available at this campground. Tables and fire grates are at each site. A toilet is in the parking lot adjacent to the Hermosa Creek Trailhead. The parking lot is large enough for vehicles and horse trailers.
At a Glance
Tent camping,Camping trailer
The Lower Hermosa campground is located 14 miles northwest of Durango. Take Hwy. 550 north from Durango. Turn west at Hermosa onto Couty Road 201 which becomes Forest Rd. 576 to the campground.
The Hermosa Creek Trail begins at the parking lot and follows the creek some 25 miles uphill through the Hermosa Roadless Area to Hermosa Park, near Sig Creek Campground. The Hermosa Trail is singletrack with some steep dropoffs. It is open to motorized use. This multiple-use trail is very popular for mountain bikers, horseback riders, hikers, fishermen, and dirt bike riders.