Hansons Mill dispersed camping
Elevation: 10,800' This small, isolated dispersed (HORSE FRIENDLY) campground is located 16.8 miles east of Creede on Forest Road 600. Campers will find this to be a good vantage point for viewing vistas of distant mountains. There are 3 camping units at this site with picnic tables and fire rings. There is a vault-type toilet, but no water or refuse receptacles. A small stream can provide emergency drinking water only if it is treated or boiled. Trails and 4 WD roads are nearby, as well as fishing in East Bellows Creek. There is lots of room here to accommodate large groups (family reunions, etc.). This is a very Horse Friendly campground with plenty of nearby grazing and room for trucks/trailers. The 4x4 road takes off here for the Wheeler Geological Area attraction. East Bellows trail #790 goes into the Wilderness Area from here to Wheeler Geologic Area and is a foot or horse trail only, no motorized vehicles or mountain bikes allowed. Call 719-658-2556 for "real time" conditions. 14 DAY CAMPING LIMIT.
At a Glance
|Operational Hours:||Open all year but normally snowed in from Dec 1 through May 15.|
|Area Amenities:||Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets|
|Best Season:||June through September|
|Restrictions:||East Bellows Trail is Non motorized leads into Wilderness|
|Closest Towns:||Creede, CO|
|Restroom:||one vault toilet|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
General InformationDirections: Directions from Creede: Travel southeast on Colorado Highway 149 for 7.3 miles, to the intersection of Colorado Highway 149 and Forest Road #600 (Pool Table Road), then approximately 9.5 miles northwest on Pool Table Road #600.
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Setting up your own campsite away from developed fee sites, also known as dispersed camping, is allowed on most of the Forest for a maximum of 14 days in any 30-day period.
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River and Stream Fishing
East Bellows trail #790 connects to several other trails within the La Garita Wilderness. It is possible to spend several days hiking and camping within the wilderness area.
OHV Road Riding