Trujillo Meadows Campground

Area Status: 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 beetle 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 watercraft 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

Reservations: None taken.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: Single Site - $29 to $33.
$12 for day-use (picnicking).
Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Open Season: Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Maximum site length - 40 feet.
Closest Towns: Chama, New Mexico
Water: Yes
Restroom: Toilet (4)
Operated By: Concessionaire

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.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 50 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Some sites can accommodate units up to 40' in length

Status: Open

Lake and Pond Fishing

Trujillo reservoir \& nearby streams
Fish Species Browns \& Rainbow trout
Special Designations accessible
Fishing Mode bank, floating dock
Water Temperature cold
Fishing Method flies, lures and bait where allowed
Water/Flow Level seasonal
Difficulty Level: Easy

Day Hiking


Viewing Wildlife

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

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Highway 17 is a secenic byway, Los Caminos Antiguos. Overlook for waterfalls
Special Feature waterfalls overlook is accessible
Difficulty Level: Easy

Boating - Non-Motorized


Tent camping:
Drinking water: SYSTEM RESTORED

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

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