Trujillo Meadows Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

north of Hwy 17 near the top of Cumbres Pass

This campground, adjacent to a meadow and above Trujillo Meadows Reservoir, is composed of two sections - Upper and Lower. The campground has been cleared of most trees due to beatle kill. Sites 34 through 39 are in an inner loop which are not RV friendly. There is an observation platform across from camping sites 40 and 41 to view a waterfall. Boating and fishing on the reservoir; small motorized and nonmotorized water craft only. Hiking on nearby trails. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a historic narrow-gauge railroad, runs nearby. The facilities are large, with 50 campsites, one with parking for a two-car group. All sites have picnic tables, and fireplaces (limited firewood); there are toilets, drinking water and ample parking. Refuse receptacles and pickups are provided. Barrier-free facilities are offered here. Los Pinos Trail 736 can be accessed via the improved dirt Forest Road 1C and 4 WD Forest Road 118.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed
Operational Hours: Closed for the season 
Reservations: None.
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 through Labor Day weekend - The second Monday of September.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum site length - 40 feet
Closest Towns: Chama, New Mexico
Water: Yes
Restroom: Toilet (4)
Operated By: Concessionaire - Conejos Peak Ranger District, 719-274-8971
Information Center: This campground is set open on May 28, 2021.

General Information


From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight onto Rd. 17 and go 35.2 miles to Trujillo Meadows Reservoir sign. Turn right at sign (dirt) and go 0.1 miles to "T" intersection and campground sign (Forest Rd. 118). Turn right onto Rd 118 and go 2.1 miles to campground on right

Directions from Chama, New Mexico: Travel northeast 21.1 miles on Colorado Highway 17. Then go 2.5 miles north on Forest Road 118 to Forest Road 118.1B. Campground entrance is 0.3 miles north on Forest Road 118.1B.

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