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COLORADO CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
GRAND MESA NATIONAL FOREST
ROAD 121 / ROAD 279
LATITUDE: N 3902.379
LONGITUDE: W 10759.221
Elevations: 10,260'
(GPS from Grand Mesa Visitor Center)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Grand Mesa National Forest
Grand Mesa National Forest

Grand Mesa Visitor Center
Grand Mesa Visitor Center
LATITUDE: N 3902.379
LONGITUDE: W 10759.221

Island Lake
Island Lake
Near Grand Mesa Visitor Center

Eggleston Lake
Eggleston Lake
LATITUDE: N 3902.807
LONGITUDE: W 10756.560

Youngs Creek Reservoir 3
Youngs Creek Reservoir #3
LATITUDE: N 3902.651
LONGITUDE: W 10754.922
Elevation around 10,200'

Youngs Creek Reservoir 3
Youngs Creek Reservoir #3

Wilg Flowers
Wildflowers at Youngs Creek Reservoir #3

There are some dispersed campsites at
Youngs Creek Reservoir #3

Big Creek Reservoir
Big Creek Reservoir?

Big Creek Reservoir
Big Creek Reservoir?

Campsite on Big Creek Reservoir
Campsite on Big Creek Reservoir?
LATITUDE: N 3904.965
LONGITUDE: W 10753.297

Wild Flowers
Flowers at Big Creek Reservoir?

Dam at Big Creek Reservoir
Dam at Big Creek Reservoir?

There are more dispersed camps near
Big Creek Reservoir?

Road 279 Dispersed Campsite
Road 279 Dispersed Campsite
LATITUDE: N 3907.680
LONGITUDE: W 10752.524
(This was our campsite 2009)

DIRECTIONS:
From Grand Junction, CO
Take I-70 East for 22 Miles
At Exit 49 take Hwy.65 South
Grand Mesa Visitor Center is about 25 - 30 miles
Take Road 121....

From Montrose, CO
Take Hwy.50 North 21 miles to Delta, CO
Take Hwy. 92 East for a couple miles
Take Hwy.65 North about 30 miles
At Grand Mesa Visitor Center take Road 121

Road 121 towards Collbran
Road 121 towards Collbran

Map
Map of Road 279

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Gravel roads with some washboards
Most side roads are dirt and should
be avoided in wet weather.

Showers at Frost RV Park
Cost $2.50
Road 121 about 2 miles east of Visitor Center.

End of Road 279-1A
End of Road 279.1A
LATITUDE: N 3908.279
LONGITUDE: W 10752.822

Wild Flowers
Wildflowers from Road 279.1A

It was late in the season for wildflowers,
but there were still colors everywhere.

Pine cones
Pine Cones on Road 279

PHOTO HERE
Vega State Park

Silverton Colorado
Silverton, Colorado (January 2005)

PHOTO HERE
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

South Mineral Creek
South Mineral Creek

SOUTH MINERAL CREEK
LATITUDE: N 3749.189
LONGITUDE: W 10742.854
Highway 550 North from Silverton

Eureka
View from Eureka
Alpine Loop Road east from Silverton, CO.

ALPINE LOOP ROAD
LATITUDE: N 3752.803
LONGITUDE: W 10733.885
Elevations Above 10,000'
(GPS from Eureka Historic Site)
Dispersed camping and rugged mountain views.

Vista Point
Vista Point on Road 8 towards Owl Creek Pass

OWL CREEK PASS
LATITUDE: N 3809.901
LONGITUDE: W 10733.743
Owl Creek Pass is north from Silverton

xx River
xx River
Cimarron Forks

CIMARRON FORKS
East from Owl Creek Pass...

Routt National Forest
Routt National Forest

BLACK MOUNTAIN
LATITUDE: N 4045.480
LONGITUDE: W 10719.895
Elevation: 9700'
(GPS from Sawmill Campground)
Routt National Forest

Lake Viva Naughton
Lake Viva Naughton

LAKE VIVA NAUGHTON
LATITUDE: N 4158.857
LONGITUDE: W 11039.49

Dispersed Campsite
Camp areas at Pine Creek Ski Area

PINE CREEK SKI AREA
LATITUDE: N 4206.553
LONGITUDE: W 11049.545

Road to Gates Of Ladore
Road towards Gates Of Lodore

Also see: ALPINE LOOP ROAD
Also see:
CATHEDRAL VALLEY
Also see:
CORAL PINK SAND DUNES
Also see:
GATES OF LODORE
Also see:
GOOSENECKS SP
Also see:
LAKE VIVA NAUGHTON
Also see:
MEDICINE BOW NF / ROAD 70
Also see:
OWL CREEK PASS
Also see:
ROUTT NF / BLACK MOUNTAIN
Also see:
SOUTH MINERAL CREEK
Also see:
TARRYALL MOUNTAINS
Also see:
VALLEY OF THE GODS

CAMPGROUND INDEX

CAMPING RECIPES

CAMPING CHECKLISTS

TOURIST PHOTOS

Monument Valley Navajo Park
Monument Valley Navajo Park

Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park
(West from Durango, Colorado)

Hovenweep National Monument
Hovenweep National Monument
(West from Durango, Colorado)

Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive

Craig Station
Craig Station on Hwy.550
(A couple miles south from Craig, CO)
The Craig Station burns about 5 million tons of coal annually
and produces enough electricity to meet power requirements
for 1.25 million residential customers. The cost to build Craig
Station was approximately 1.2 billion dollars.

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Free campgrounds and camping
COLORADO CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
GRAND MESA NATIONAL FOREST
ROAD 121