Luders Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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This is a good area for big game hunting in season. Mountain biking & 4W-driving on area roads. The most common trees are Engelmann Spruce and Quaking Aspen. The road leading to the campground is itself of historical significance. It was one of the famous toll roads leading west from Saguache built by Otto Mears in 1876. Attractions include big game hunting, other dirt roads and the Cochetopa Pass on the Continental Divide. Continental Divide Trail 1 mile west. Horse camping allowed scroll down for more information.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: NO WATER - PACK IN/PACK OUT. No drinking water for humans. Has designated watering area for stock in Luders Creek.
Rentals & Guides: Upper Crossing Guard Station cabin $75.00 per night/
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets
Fees $5/Night for single unit - Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 5 sites, 3 are pull through / 3 corrals for horses and other stock.
Open Season: Closed November 15th Until
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Fires in designated fire rings only.
Closest Towns: Saguache, CO
Water: NO
Restroom: YES - outside vault
Operated By: Forest Service - Saguache Ranger District 719 655-2547

General Information

Directions: Directions from Saguache, Colorado: Take Colorado Highway 114 northwest for 22.0 miles. Next, take Forest Road #750(County Road NN 14) west/northwest for 11 miles to Luders Creek Campground.

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Horse Camping

Three stock-friendly campsites have been added to the Rio Grande National Forest’s Luders Creek Campground. Each campsite includes a corral and adequate parking for trailers. The campground is a good staging area for the nearby Colorado Trail and Continental Divide National Scenic Trail.  No privately owned animals at any developed recreation sites on the Saguache Ranger District EXCEPT Luders Campground.   


Equestrians are asked to abide by these rules, which apply to horses, mules, donkeys, llamas and other pack animals:

  • Use only certified weed-free hay and processed feed.
  • No grazing is allowed in or around the campground.
  • Stay on hard surfaces at all times in the campground and on trails.
  • No picketing, hobbling or tying livestock to natural features, such as trees, bushes or rocks. Use hitching rails, horse trailers or outside fences of corrals for temporary tethering—and corrals for keeping stock overnight.
  • A watering site is available in Luders Creek. Please follow signs, lead stock to water and stay in the hard-surfaced area. Other than at the watering site, stock is not allowed within ¼ mile of the creek. (Note: There is no drinking water for humans at the campground, so be sure to bring plenty.)
  • Clean up after your stock and take manure with you to dispose of properly. Pack it in, pack it out.
  • No riding in the campground. Saddle your horses and lead them (and any pack stock) to the road or trails. All stock must be under your control at all times.
  • Have respect for other campers who don’t have horses—and remember that they may not know how to act around stock.

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