Soap Creek Campground - Gunnison RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This campground provides access to the southern trails of the West Elk Wilderness. On site is Coal Mesa Trailhead, which is the portal for a network of trails including 451.2 (Coal Mesa), 451 and 452. Horse corrals and bins are located adjacent to the campground. 21 campsites.

At a Glance

Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees $12.00 per night per camping unit; $4.00 per day for day use/picnic use in a campsite; $6.00 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag of trash (for non-registered guests)
Open Season: May - October
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Gunnison, CO
Water: Hand Pump
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center:  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping unit constructed of solid non-pliable material. Click here for more information.

General Information

Directions:

Taking U.S. Highway 50 to Colorado State Highway 92, turn right on to Highway 92 and travel 1 mile to County Road 721 (also Forest Road #721). Turn right on Forest Road #721 and drive 7.25 miles to Forest Road #824. Turn right on to Forest Road #824 and travel 0.5 miles.


Recreation Map

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Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites21 single site(s)
Reservation InfoNot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesNone

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.54654431

  Longitude : 
-107.31555

  Elevation : 
7000

 

log cabin with red roof in meadow surrounded by aspens in leafing out in early spring

Silesca Ranger Station- one of several cabins you can reserve on our forest.


tent in woods

Just about all the shelter you need for a night in the backcountry!


fire in ring with RV in background

RV camping with many of the comforts of home!

 



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