Bay City Gulch

San Juan National Forest

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County Road 124 Hesperus, CO 81326 970-247-4874

GPS: 37.361, -108.0781

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Overview of Bay City Gulch

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 5

Pad Type dirt

Open Seasonally Yes

Elevation 8,727 ft / 2,659 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Reviews of Bay City Gulch 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise

Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/25/2018
2bars
Sprint 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/25/2018
4 reviews
“Great spot just wish we had it to ourselves ”

Reviewed 7/25/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: ??
Overall Rating

This is a great spot but we just wish we had this campground to ourselves and it would have been perfect. There was a young local with his rv and dog blaring music all night. If we were so tired and if it wasn’t so late we would have went up the road to the next free campground but instead we tried to get as far on the other side of the campground as we could. The campground was cool and a little buggy because there was creek next to the campground and it’s in the middle of the forest, and there was some navigating of the campground needed but nothing an adventurers can’t handle!!!

Access
Location
Cleanliness
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2bars
Sprint 3G
4bars
Verizon 4G/LTE

Alyssa would stay here again

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RidingRoadsAndTrails
Evergreen, CO Mercedes Sprinter
27 reviews
“A Beautiful spot just outside Durango”

Reviewed 3/6/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

Thanks to the very helpful Rangers at the Pagosa Springs and Durango Ranger stations we were directed to the Bay City Gulch Campground.

Access to this spot was easy with about one mile of driving on a well maintained dirt road. We arrived to a beautiful sunset over the mountains. It is a small campground and we felt lucky to have it to ourselves. However, if it had been full we could have continued on the dirt road a little further up to several other campgrounds so there was no pressure to find a spot.

Bay City is open all year long, but even in a dry winter with unseasonably warm temperatures, there were traces of snow. In a snowy winter there would definitely be snow here.

The campground has views of snow capped mountains and is placed alongside a seasonal river. The river was mostly dry in February.

The campsites have fire pits, but no tables or bathrooms. The campsites are in two small clusters, so you are close to one or two other campsites. There are only 5 sites total though.

We were able to find a flat spot for the van and it appeared that was true for most of the sites. I would not recommend this campground for any big rigs as access in the campground is fairly tight.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
1bars
Verizon 3G

RidingRoadsAndTrails would stay here again

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Evergreen, CO Mercedes Sprinter
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Amenities

Hookups
  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
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