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.

All dates are weather dependent. Dates of operation below are dates visitors may expect full service. The area also has an extended season when services such as water, trash or a host may not be available between May 7, 2021 and October 11, 2021.

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.
Two (2) vehicles are included in the camping fee, charged during summer months. A seperate day-use fee is charged for users not registered in the campground. No reservations available here.  Fees are payable by cash, check or money order. Self-servicing fee tube is available. First-come, first-served sites must be occupied the FIRST NIGHT.  Senior, Access (handicap), Golden Age and Golden Access Cardholders: 50% discount off the camping or day-use fees.
Open Season: June 18, 2021 - September 20, 2021
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 drinking water is provided
Restroom: Outhouse
Operated By: Rocky Mountain Recreation Company

General Information


From La Veta, travel south on State Highway 12 17 miles to the top of Cucharas Pass. Turn left (east) onto County Rd.46 and travel 6 miles to the campground and pinic area at the summit of Cordova Pass. May also be accessed from the east approach to Cordova Pass on County Rd. 46.


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