North Crestone Creek Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

site #3 N.Crestone CG

The campground stretches 0.7 miles up a mountain along North Crestone Creek. It is rustic with camping sites nestled among Aspen, Juniper, Fir and other riparian-loving trees. Because the sites are so far apart, each site has a feeling of secluded wilderness camping with few of the inconveniences. The campground is convenient to a public golf course and the interesting Town of Crestone.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: NO WATER - No camp host on site. PACK IN/PACK OUT.
Operational Hours: NO WATER -   PACK IN/PACK OUT. 
Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets
Fees $7/Night for single unit - Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.
Permit Info: 13 sites, 1 site is pull through, campground host in site #8 / $7.00 - overnight
Usage: Heavy
Busiest Season: June - September
Restrictions: Fires in designated fire rings only.
Closest Towns: Crestone, CO 
Water: NO
Restroom: YES - outside vault
Operated By: Forest Service - Saguache Ranger District 719 655-2547

General Information


From Alamosa, take Hwy 17 north to Moffat, take County Road T east to Crestone. In Crestone, at the intersection of Galena and Alder Streets, take Alder Street north 1.3 miles to the campground.

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Day Hiking

#744 North Crestone Trail to N. Crestone Lake 4.5 miles
Elevation desc#744-8,800 to 11,840 at N. Crestone Lake


#744 North Crestone Trail to N. Crestone Lake 4.5 miles, #747 N. Fork Crestone Trail travels north and connects with other trails.
Elevation desc#744-8,800 to 11,840 at N. Crestone Lake, #747-9,760 to 13,000 at Hermit Pass


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