Ute Campground

Area Status: Closed

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
Fees: Standard: $22
Group: $100
Open Season: May - September
  • Quiet time is typically between 10pm - 6am. Please be a good neighbor and limit use of generators to no more than one hour at a time.
  • Dogs must be leashed or otherwise physically restrained. Do not leave pets unattended.
  • Check-out time: 12:00 pm; Check-in time: 2:00 pm - if the site is empty, campers may come in anytime.
  • Standard single site occupancy is 8, but a single family with > 8 members is acceptable.
  • Equipment with wheels (RVs, campers, cars) must fit in the parking spur.  There is not any overflow parking available.
  • Max RV size = 35 ft
Closest Towns: Pagosa Springs, CO
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet (2)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Pagosa Ranger District

General Information


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.)

General Notes:
  • 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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