Soap Creek Corral / Coal Mesa Horse Camp

Dispersed camping is available at the horse corrals located adjacent to the Soap Creek Campground. This campground provides access to the southern trails of the West Elk Wilderness.

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
Open Season: May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Gunnison, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Take U.S. Highway 50 to Colorado State Highway 92. Turn right on to Highway 92 travel 1 miles to County Road 721 (also called 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.


Dispersed Camping

Horse Camping

No. of Sites 60 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Horse Riding

OHV Road Riding

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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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!