Blue Crossing Campground


Area Status: Open

Located near the riverside at 6200' elevation within the beautiful Blue River Valley, Blue Crossing Campground is a perfect choice for a peaceful, rustic camping experience in a beautiful setting well off the beaten path. It also provides a convenient base camp for anyone seeking to explore the Blue Range Primitive Area via the Tutt Creek Trailhead.

  • 4 total campsites, 2 with Adirondack-style shelters.
  • Trailer 16' max
  • Access to Blue Range Primitive Area.
  • 14-day stay limit.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Please contact the Alpine District Office for the latest information.
Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: There is no fee to camp at Blue Crossing Campground.
Usage: Light
Best Season: Spring and Fall
Busiest Season: Spring and Fall Hunting
Restrictions: Pack It In - Pack It Out - no garbage service provided. Quiet Hours after 10:00 PM 14 Day Stay Limit, No drinking water available 
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Alpine Ranger District - (928) 339-5000

General Information

Directions:

From Alpine via Blue River Road (FSR 281):

Go east on US 180 for 3.2 miles to the Blue River Road (across from Luna Lake) turn right (south) onto the Blue River Road (FSR 281) and go south for 19 miles to the junction with FR 567 (Red Hill Road) Turn right (west) onto FR 567, crossing the river – the campground entrance is immediately to the right (north) after the river crossing.

From Alpine via US 191 and the Red Hill Road (FSR 567)
NOT RECCOMENDED for long vehicles or vehicles towing trailers

Go south on US 191 for 14 miles, and turn left (east) onto the Red Hill Road (FSR 567) and go 12.1 miles. The campground entrance will be to the left (north) right before the river crossing.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

 

The nearby Tutt Creek Trailhead provides access to the Blue Range Primitive Area trial system via Tutt Creek Trail #105. The Tutt Creek Trail connects directly to Red Hill Trail # 56, and Foote Creek Trail #76. Foote Creek Trail in turn provides a number of connections for a variety of possible routes throughout the northwestern portion of the Primitive Area. For more information, contact the Alpine Ranger District at (928) 339-5000

Backpacking

The nearby Tutt Creek Trailhead provides access to the Blue Range Primitive Area trial system via Tutt Creek Trail #105. The Tutt Creek Trail connects directly to Red Hill Trail # 56, and Foote Creek Trail #76. Foote Creek Trail in turn provides a number of connections for a variety of possible routes throughout the northwestern portion of the Primitive Area. For more information, contact the Alpine Ranger District at (928) 339-5000

Viewing Wildlife

Viewing Scenery

Interpretive Areas

Adjacent to the campground is a short interpretive path leading to a petroglyph site with information panels.

Amenities

Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Toilets: vault, accessible

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
33.62940556

  Longitude : 
-109.0970417