Soap Creek Campground - Gunnison RD


Area Status: 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: $14 per night per camping unit; $4 per day for day use/picnic use in a campsite; $10 per firewood bundle.
Open Season: June 5 - Sept. 29
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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 21 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Picnicking

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

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!