Cordova Pass Picnic Area and Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Cordova Pass Picnic Area and Campground offer picnicking, tent camping only, hiking, and fishing. The area is usually open sometime in May until early October, depending on snow conditions. Access to Levy-Krier (#1392), West Peak (#1390) and Salazar (#1392a) trails.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: For camping, please observe the following hours:
  • Check in: 2 pm
  • Check out: 12 pm (noon)
  • Quiet hours: 10 pm to 6 am
Reservations: No reservation is required.
$12.00 fee per site for overnight camping. Two (2) vehicles is included in the camping fee. $6.00 for a third vehicle. 
$7.00 fee for day use if not camping overnight.
Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available.
First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the SAME NIGHT.
Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholder: 50% discount off the camping fee only.
Open Season: June 1 - Oct 12
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Other Important Information: Be Bear Aware. It is prohibited to possess or leave unattended any food, refuse or other bear attractants unless it is:
  • Stored in a bear resistant method, or
  • Being eaten, prepared for eating or being transported. 36 CFR.
Water: No
Restroom: restroom
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


From La Veta, travel south on SH 12, 17 miles to the tope of Cucharas Pass.  Turn left (east) onto C.R. 46 and travel 6 miles to the campground at the top of Cordova Pass.


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