Mogote Campground


Area Status: Closed
East of Antonito on Hwy 17

This campground sits among Ponderosa, aspen, spruce, cottonwood and juniper trees, and is composed of two loops - Upper and Lower. The Lower Loop is adjacent to the fast-moving Conejos River with some sites next to the river. This is a pleasant and attractive campground that is excellent for both the transient and destination camper. Juniper and Pinon Group Picnic & Camping Areas are nearby.  Firewood is not provided. There are 40 campsites (21 are pull-through) with tables and fireplaces, 4 vault-type toilets, drinking water (hydrants) and refuse receptacles for your convenience.

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. Visit them online Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad, or call (719) 376-5483 for more information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed September 4, 2023
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
 
Rentals & Guides: There is a fishing guide service available in Mogote.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Toilets
Fees: Single site - $29 to $31/night
$12 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: Concessionaire
Information Center: A campground host may only be intermittently available.

General Information

Directions: From Antonito, CO, take US 285 south 0.3 miles to Hwy 17. Continue straight on Hwy 17 and go 13.2 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign and go 0.3 miles to campground on right.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

No. of Sites 40 single site(s)
Reservation Info This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line at http://www.recreation.gov/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO\&parkId=70027\&topTabIndex=CampingSpot
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

Some sites can accommodate units up to 45' in length

River and Stream Fishing

Conejos River is a Gold Medal River. Please check Colorado Division of Wildlife regulations
Fish Species Browns \& Rainbow Trout
Special Designations Conejos River
Water Temperature cold
Fishing Method Flies, lures \& bait where allowed
Water/Flow Level seasonal

Viewing Wildlife

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

Viewing Plants

Wildflowers

Difficulty Level: Easy

Viewing Scenery

Highway 17 is a scenic byway, Los Caminos Antiguos.

Difficulty Level: Easy

Scenic Driving

Highway 17 is part of Los Caminos Antiquos scenic byway. FR 250 Conejos Canyon
Size Restrictions Easy
Corrals Easy

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.06535

  Longitude : 
-106.232211

  Elevation : 
8400