Alamosa Campground

Area Status: Open
On Forest Road 250

Alamosa Campground is on the Alamosa River 4.5 miles above Terrace Reservoir Dam. There are 5 campsites, one is pull through,  with tables and fireplaces, and ample parking. At present, there are no restrooms, vault type toilets will be installed later this summer. There is no water available, bring your own. There is public fishing at Terrace Reservoir and trail access to Alamosa-Rock Creek and Big Lake Trails. Maneuvering space for large trailers and recreation vehicles is limited. Naturally acidic water severely limits fishing in the Alamosa river between Stunner Campground and Terrace Reservoir.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: CAMPGROUND HAS A RESTROOM. - NO WATER, NO TRASH SERVICE- PACK IN- PACK OUT! This campground stays open until weather closes it.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables
Fees: This is a NO fee campground.
Permit Info: 5 sites / no fee
Open Season: Mid-May
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No water, no trash service - PACK IN PACK OUT
Closest Towns: Monte Vista and La Lara- near Terrace reservoir. 
Water: No
Operated By: Forest Service Conejos Peak Ranger District, 719-274-8971

General Information


To get to Alamosa C. G. from Monte Vista, follow Hwy 15 south to the junction of Forest Road 250.  Turn west and go approx. 12 miles west on FR 250 to the campground. 

From La Jara, follow Hwy 15 west to Centro.  Where the road turns right, immediately make a sharp left and follow FS road 255 to its junction with FS 250 and follow FS 250 to the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 5 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

Day Hiking

Rock Creek trail #703 trail 1 1/2 miles west of campground
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Big Game Hunting

Open during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations
Species deer, elk

Small Game Hunting

Open during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations

Game Bird/Waterfowl

Open during hunting season - see Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations

Viewing Wildlife

Wildlife viewing
Species deer, elk and birds
Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Plants


Viewing Scenery

Special Feature gravel and can be rough

OHV Road Riding


Scenic Driving

Spectacular scenery on forest road 250 including Conejos Canyon and River and Terrace Reservoir.
Vehicle Clearence gravel


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Picnic tables:
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Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Current Conditions


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25 feet

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