Alta Lakes Campground (Dispersed) - Norwood RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. There are 20 designated campsites that are completely undeveloped. The access road to the area is narrow and rough, requiring a high clearance vehicle. Trailers and RV's are not reccomended.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open when roads are accessible.
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Dispersed Camping.
Fees No Fee.
Open Season: June - October
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Telluride, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Portable Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: No Services. Pack it in, pack it out!

General Information

Directions:

Travel approximately 5 miles south of Telluride, CO on State Highway 145. Turn east on Forest Road #632 (Alta Road) and climb about 4.3 miles, pass the Alta townsite. Camping is allowed only in designated campsites.


General Notes:

Hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bike trails are nearby.

Winter snowmobiling trails are nearby.


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.88591309

  Longitude : 
-107.8535423

  Elevation : 
11060

 



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