Lynx Pass Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Lynx Pass Campground

DESCRIPTION: Located in the Gore Pass area on the Routt National Forest. Lynx Pass campground is a small campground hosting 11 sites and can be found on Forest Service Road 270 between the towns of Kremmling, CO, Toponas and Yampa, CO (off  HWY 134)

The Lynx Pass Campground and surrounding area offers outdoor enthusiasts an opportunity to enjoy the simple pleasure of being outside. The campground is surrounded in lodgepole pine offering mostly shade, with a secluded, natural and primitive feel and can accommodate tents, campers, trailers and ATV's.
This campground is popular for big game hunting during the fall as well as those seeking opportunities for riding ATV's and E-Bikes. 

Max Length for campers/trailers: 18 feet


  • Picnic Table at each site
  • Fire Grate at each site
  • Potable Water Spigot
  • Trash Services
  • 1 Vault Toilet
  • 1 Trailhead within the campground (Morrison Divide Muddy Pass Trail #1174)

Elevation & Weather: At 8,989 ft, campers can expect cold evenings and cool mornings even during the warm summer months and snow-covered sites into the 2nd week of June.

Recreation Opportunities at Lynx Pass:

  • Mountain biking
  • E-Biking
  • Direct access to ATV trailhead within the campground (Morrison Divide Muddy Slide Trail #1174) PLEASE NOTE: Trail is narrow and ALL ATVS MUST BE UNDER 50” in width. Violators will be fined.
  • Hiking trails (30-minute drive to the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area (near Stagecoach Reservoir)
  • Lagunta Lake is a small lake and just a short drive from the campground.

Other Recreation Areas Nearby:

  • 3.5 miles - Rock Creek Recreation Area 
  • 6 miles - Blacktail Creek Campground
  • 8 miles - Red Dirt Reservoir and dispersed camping recreation area

Closest Towns:

  • Toponas, CO
  • Yampa, CO
  • Kremmling, CO

Directions: Lynx Pass Campground can be accessed on its northern end via County Road 16 from Stagecoach State Park/Oak Creek, and from the southern end via State Highway 134. State Highway 134 can be accessed from either HWY 40 (Kremmling, CO) or from Steamboat Springs or Yampa, CO via HWY 131.



At a Glance

Current Conditions: 10/5/21 - Closed for Season
Operational Hours: Accesible typically from Memorial Day through early to mid October (weather dependent) 
*Campers can expect to find snow covered campsites through the 1st-2nd week of June 
Reservations: No reservatons. This Campground is first come, first served.  
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees $10/night per site ($5 per additional Vehicle per night after one vehicle)  
Permit Info: No permits required
Open Season: Memorial Day - October
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Toponas, CO
Yampa, CO
Kremmling, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Composting Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service Yampa Ranger District
Information Center: Yampa Ranger District
(970) 638-4516
300 Roselawn Ave
Yampa, CO 80483

General Information

Directions: From Yampa, go 11 miles south on CO 131, 9 miles east on CO 134 , then 3 miles north on Forest Road 270.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 11 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None


Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Tent camping
Drinking water
Areas & Activities


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8,900 - 9,989