Aspen Glade Campground
The campground is composed of three loops - A, B, and C. Loop A (unmarked) is on the left when entering the campground and lightly wooded with Ponderosa pines. Loop B is marked and is also lightly wooded with Ponderosa pines. Loop C (also unmarked) is adjacent to the fast-moving Conejos River. It is below Loops A and B and heavily wooded with tall, mature spruce. The understory for all loops is grass and pine needles. The smell of Ponderosa is evident in Loops A and B and one can hear the river throughout the campground. This is a pleasant and attractive campground that is excellent for both the transient and destination camper. There are 32 sites, 7 are pull-through.
On the Conejos River, Gold Medal trout fishing is 1/4 mile upstream from the campground. Fly-fishing only in the river. Hiking on the nearby Sheep Creek Trail.
Consider a day trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad (steam) which offers a 64-mile journey through abandoned mining towns. One access to the train is in Antonito, CO, online Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad or call (719) 376-5483 for more information.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.|
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made up to 6 months in advance but they must be made at least four days prior to your intended arrival date. Use web site www.recreation.gov for reservations, or call toll free 877-444-6777|
|Area Amenities:||Accessible,Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water|
|Fees:||$26/night for single unit. $13 for day use (picnicking). Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.|
|Open Season:||Memorial day weekend - The second Monday of September.|
|Closest Towns:||Antonito, Colorado|
|Operated By:||Scenic Canyons Recreational Services|
From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight on Hwy 17 and go 15.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground."
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
|No. of Sites||28 single site(s), 4 double site(s)|
|Reservation Info||recreation.gov or 1-877-444-6777|
|No. of Accessible sites||None|
Some sites can accommodate units up to 45' in length
River and Stream Fishing
The Conejos River is a Gold Medal River. Please check Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations
|Fish Species||Browns \& Rainbow Trout|
|Fishing Method||Flies, lures \& bait where allowed|
Viewing WildlifeWildlife viewing
|Species||bear, deer, elk and birds|
Viewing ScenerySpectacular views along Forest road 250 of the Conejos Canyon and River.
|Special Feature||gravel and can be rough|
Scenic DrivingHighway 17 is part of Los Caminos Antiquos scenic byway