Aspen Glade Campground


Area Status: Open
South west of South Fork off highway 160

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.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Antonito, Colorado
Water: yes
Restroom: Yes
Operated By: Scenic Canyons Recreational Services

General Information

Directions:

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."


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

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

RV Camping

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
Water Temperature cold
Fishing Method Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Water/Flow Level seasonal

Ice Fishing

Viewing Wildlife

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

Viewing Plants

Wildflowers

Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Scenery

Spectacular views along Forest road 250 of the Conejos Canyon and River.
Special Feature gravel and can be rough
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Scenic Driving

Highway 17 is part of Los Caminos Antiquos scenic byway
Size Restrictions Easy
Corrals Easy

Amenities

Tent camping:
Toilets:
Accessible:
Drinking water:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Current Conditions

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.073284

  Longitude : 
-106.27379

  Elevation : 
8500