Stunner Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

9700-foot elevation. 5 campsites on the Alamosa River. The ghost town of Stunner is just east of the campground. This was a mining town that failed due to nonproducing mines and transportation problems. Parts of the town are private property, so pack out all your trash and observe posted trespassing signs. Stunner Campground is beside the Alamosa River 2 miles below the top of Stunner Pass. There are 5 campsites with tables, fireplaces, vault type toilet, and adequate parking. There is no water supply, bring your own. Firewood is limited. Convenient trailer spaces available. The Alamosa River is nearby for fishing, unfortunately naturally acidic water severely limits fishing in the Alamosa River between Stunner Campground and Terrace Reservoir. Big game hunting is possible.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: CAMPGROUND HAS A RESTROOM but NO WATER. Open early to mid-June, depending on snow depth. Campground stays open until weather closes it.
Area Amenities: Tent camping
Fees There is no fee for this campground
Permit Info: 5 sites / no fee
Open Season: Mid-May to mid-June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: No water, no trash service - PACK IN PACK OUT
Closest Towns: near Platoro
Water: No
Restroom: NO
Operated By: Forest Service - Conejos Peak Ranger District, 719-274-8971

General Information

Directions: 1/4 mile North of La Jara, CO, take Rd. 15 west 10.6 miles to Forest Road 255, turn left (dirt) and go 11.4 miles to Forest Rd. 250. Continue straight on Rd. 250 and go 18.4 miles to "Y" (Forest Rd. 380). Bear right onto Rd. 380 and go 0.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left, 0.3 miles to campground.

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No. of Sites 5 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None


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