Alta Lakes

Uncompahgre National Forest

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FR-64F
Telluride, CO 81435
970-874-6600
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GPS: 37.8846, -107.8467

Last Price Paid: $0
Pad Type: dirt
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 11237 ft
Max Stay: 7
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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4 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Cell Phone Coverage

0bars
Verizon
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
Weboost
1 review
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2

GooseGrace would stay here again

“Breathtaking views”

Reviewed Oct 25, 2017

Overall Rating

A little cold but should be expected this time of year. Absolutely stunning spot though!

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Nathan @ Wand'rly

14 Volkswagen Bus, Champagne Edition, Riviera Campwagen
293 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“Good morning heartache, you're like an old friend come and see me again. ”

Reviewed Jul 03, 2017

Overall Rating

Death was defied as we, in our big ol' Ford E-350 extended meandered up the dirt road to Alta Lakes. Luckily, everyone else had a 4Runner or Jeep, and so could simply climb around us. The lake camping area was pretty packed so we scooted back down, just a little below the old abandoned mining shacks, to a seemingly man made perf... more

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1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


2 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 12

Mobilicus would stay here again

“Stunning views, crowded weekends, recent site closures, no big rigs, brave and small trailers limited. ”

Reviewed Jun 25, 2017

Overall Rating

ALERT: Forest service is undertaking large changes. Access to upper lake has been closed, as well as numerous sites. June 2017

Stunning, if crowded. Lots of day visitors. Weekends are VERY busy.

Lovely spot, though.

Access road is not for the timid. 4WD may be needed if wet.

1 bar AT&T at times, no Verizon.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
AT&T 4G/LTE
0bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
0bars
Verizon 3G
0bars
Verizon Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Greg - Sock Monke...
Los Alamos, NM
20 Nissan NV 2500 High TOP - Homemade Camper Van
35 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1

Greg - Sock Monkey Trekker would stay here again

“Beautiful lakes - Nail biter forest road to access”

Reviewed Aug 24, 2016

Overall Rating

We drove our camping van up to Alta lakes last summer. The road up is a well packed narrow dirt road with some steep grades. It was a nail bitter for me to drive up and we did come upon a guy going down in a truck and he had to back up a ways for us to pass him. (He acted very upset that we were there and drove backwards in a dangerous... more

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation:
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Pets:
  • pets

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