Alta Lakes Campground (Designated) - Norwood RD
Area Status: 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 while roads are accessible via cross-country ski or snowshoe. No services-pack it in, pack it out.|
|Reservations:||No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve. Dispersed Camping.|
|Open Season:||June - Late Fall|
|Closest Towns:||Telluride, CO|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||No Services. Pack it in, pack it out! 4x4 capable vehicle reccomended.|
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.
Hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bike trails are nearby.
Winter snowmobiling trails are nearby.
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