Crescent Mining Camp

Area Status: Closed

This recreational opportunity will remain closed throughout the 2021 season.

Travel back in time to the days of the mining boom at Crescent City Mining Camp on the outskirts of the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness near Rockdale, CO (Clear Creek Canyon) at intersection of County Road 390 and FS road 381.  There are four cabins; two are reserveable at

Clear Creek Canyon is a rich historical area. The Winfield town-site is further up the canyon. After making reservations, your confirmation from will include combinations to the cabin and toilet locks.

The cabins have been restored, but provide no amenities.  Visitors need to bring bedding, including cots.  Bring a cook stove as well.  There is an outdoor fireplace.  and vault toilet at the cabins, but no drinking water.     

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: This recreational opportunity will remain closed throughout the 2021 season.
Fees: $50 per night, one cabin sleeps 4, the other cabin sleeps 2 .
Usage: Light-Medium
Closest Towns: Buena Vista, CO
Water: No potable water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: San Isabel National Forest

General Information


From Buena Vista Colorado, go approximately 15 miles north on Highway 24 towards Leadville. Turn west on County Road 390 at Clear Creek Reservoir. Go approximately 8 miles west on County Road 390. Turn left (south) onto Forest Road 381. The cabins are on the right.

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