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COLORADO CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
UNCOMPAHGRE NATIONAL FOREST
OWL CREEK PASS
LATITUDE: N 3809.901
LONGITUDE: W 10733.743
Elevations: 10,114'
(GPS from Owl Creek Summit)
Dispersed and Primitive Camping

Owl Creek Pass
Owl Creek Pass

Bring your camera, there are a lot of photos.

County Road 8 towards Owl Creek Pas
County Road 8 towards Owl Creek Pass

Uncompahgre National Forest
Uncompahgre National Forest

Owl Creek Pass
Owl Creek Pass

There is a camping spot at the summit of
Owl Creek Pass, with views of the towering
peaks in the background. Owl Creek flows
past your camp. There is even a little outhouse.

Owl Creek Pass
View from Owl Creek Pass

Owl Creek Pass
Owl Creek Pass

Owl Creek Pass
Owl Creek Pass

 

Meadow west from Owl Creek Pass
Meadow west from Owl Creek Pass

Meadow near Owl Creek Pass
Campsite at the Meadow near Owl Creek Pass

Dispersed camping in the same area.
LATITUDE: N 3809.725
LONGITUDE: W 10734.096
There is a nice meadow about a mile
west of Owl Creek Pass summit with
some primitive campsites.

Vista Point
Vista Point on Road 585 towards Owl Creek Pass

Vista Point
Vista Point on Road 585

Vista Point on Road 585
LATITUDE: N 3810.835
LONGITUDE: W 10737.234
(About 9 miles from Hwy.550)
There were some primitive campsites at
the Vista Point, but you should avoid
camping at trailheads and parking areas.

DIRECTIONS:
From Montrose, CO
Take Hwy.60 east xx miles
Turn on Road xx

From Ridgeway, CO
Hwy 550 north 1 1/2 mile
Turn on County Road 10
After a couple miles stay on Road 8
(National forest Boundary about 8 miles)
Continue on Forest Road 858
Owl Creek Summit is about 7 miles

There are signs clearly marking the roads
towards Owl Creek Pass. From Hwy.550
it was about 15 miles to the summit.

Cimarron Forks
Cimarron Forks

ROAD CONDITIONS:
Gravel roads with washboards and such
Mountain grades and curves
Not recommended for RVs

There are Moose in the Area...
We haven't seen any, but there is a sign
warning hunters to know what they are
shooting.

HOW TO STOP A CHARGING MOOSE
If a moose charges at you, stand behind
a tree and wave your arms. The moose
will charge straight into the tree and you
have a nice meal...

xx River
xx River
Cimarron Forks

xx River
xx River
Cimarron Forks

CIMARRON FORKS
About 6 miles east from Owl Creek Summit.

Silver Jack Reservoir
Silver Jack Reservoir

Silver Jack Reservoir
Silver Jack Reservoir

Silverton Colorado
Silverton, Colorado (January 2005)

Highway 50 between Durango and Silverton
Highway 550 near Silverton, Colorado

Historic Mining Structures
Historic Mining Structures
Hwy.550 MP82
About 12 miles north from Silverton

PHOTO HERE
The river runs blood red...
Very scary looking.
Hwy.550 MP82
About 12 miles north from Silverton

South Mineral Creek
South Mineral Creek

SOUTH MINERAL CREEK
Highway 550 North from Silverton

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

ALPINE LOOP ROAD
Dispersed camping and rugged mountain views.

Road to Gates Of Ladore
Road towards Gates Of Lodore

Also see: CATHEDRAL VALLEY
Also see:
CORAL PINK SAND DUNES
Also see:
GATES OF LODORE
Also see:
GOOSENECKS SP
Also see:
TARRYALL MOUNTAINS
Also see:
VALLEY OF THE GODS

PHOTO HERE
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

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)

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Great Sand Dunes National Park

Skyline Drive
Skyline Drive

Four Corners Monument
Four Corners Monument

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Camped here August 15, 2005
Camped here August 12, 2009

Free campgrounds and camping
COLORADO CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY
UNCOMPAHGRE NATIONAL FOREST
OWL CREEK PASS