Ute Campground, just north of Hwy 160, has 26 campsites on a gentle, south-facing slope. Ponderosa pines give shade, but the area gets very warm in summer. There is one group campsite. The hillside above the campground offers excellent views of the pinnacles of Chimney Rock National Monument.
Services include potable water, trash pickup, vault toilets, picnic tables, and fire grates.
At a Glance
|Current Conditions:||Check out our Campground Status for up-to-date information.|
|Reservations:||Reservations can be made online at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777|
|Open Season:||May - September|
|Closest Towns:||Pagosa Springs, CO|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (2)|
|Information Center:||Pagosa Ranger District|
From Pagosa Springs, CO: Travel west on U.S. Hwy 160 for approximately 17 miles. Turn right (north) into the campground.
Ute Campground (This sketch map is not drawn to scale.)
- Chimney Rock National Monument: Head four miles south on Colorado Highway 151 to the entrance road. Guided tours are offered in summer by the nonprofit Chimney Rock Interpretive Association. The lower tour is easy to negotiate as it follows a barrier-free interpretive trail to Ancestral Puebloan sites. The mountaintop part of the tour heads steeply uphill to a Chacoan-style Great House site.
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