Area Status: Closed

Matterhorn Campground is a highly developed campground adjacent to Colorado State Highway 145 near Telluride, CO. There are 28 campsites with 4 of them offering RV hookups (electricity and septic).  Maximum spur length - 45 feet.  Most sites on the outer side of the campground loop are wooded.  Sites on the inside of the loop are more open.  Most sites have pleasant views, especially the walk-in tent sites with unobstructed and panoramic views of the mountains.  Showers are available to both overnight and day use guests.  All sites have picnic tables, combination fire-rings and grills, and lantern poles.  Firewood is available for a fee.

The campground is convenient to Telluride, CO with its' shops and a cook's night out.  Hiking trails, fishing and jeep roads are found nearby.  Lizard Head Wilderness is about 3 miles away.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Water available.
Reservations: Reservations can be made at or by calling 1-877-444-6777, TDD 1-877-833-6777. Some sites are first-come, first-served.
Fees: $26 per night per camping unit; $14 per night electric/sewer fee; $6 per day for day use/picnic in a campsite; $10 per firewood bundle. $8 for showers (for non-registered guests).
Open Season: May 27 - Oct. 9
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Telluride, CO
Water: Treated Pressurized
Restroom: Flush Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: There are eight ADA accessible sites in this campground (Site #'s 3,4,6,9,24,25 and 26). 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


To get to the campground from Telluride travel west 3 miles to Highway 145.  Turn left and travel south for 8 miles.  The campground is on the left side of the highway.

General Notes:

 Trails near the campground:

Galloping goose #499

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 28 single site(s)
Reservation Info Sites can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
No. of Accessible sites 7 of 28
Reservation required?: Y

RV Camping

No. of Sites 28 sites
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at
Pavement Type for Parking No
Hookup - Water No
Hookup - Sewer No
Hookups - Electric No
No. of Accessible sites 5 sites

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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9,500 ft.


4 people hiking over a rock ledge

Hikers on the Hope Lake Trail