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Golden Horn Camping Area

San Juan National Forest

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FR-585 Silverton, CO 81433 970-387-5530 970-247-4874 Official Website

GPS: 37.8127, -107.7438

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Overview of Golden Horn Camping Area

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Pad Type dirt

Elevation 9,678 ft / 2,949 m

Max Stay 14

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 7/3/2017
3 reviews
“Great dispersed campsite”

Reviewed 9/20/2018

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 4
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This is a fairly large dispersed camping area about half way down South Mineral Road approximately 2.5mi from Hwy 550. There are plenty of good sites in this location for tents and RVs. We would definitely come here again.

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Tom would stay here again

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“I wish I was special, you're so very special...”

Reviewed 7/3/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
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"Hey man, you local?" he asked me, approaching our little corner of this large open, free camping area that I couldn't understand why was still available. A ton of other campers, from tenters to decent sized travel trailers, were all squeezed in right next to one another, back into the forest and all through the large dirt circle.

"Sure," I replied, because for the moment, I was.

"Think anyone would mind if we backed four big motorhomes in here?" If they did, it would take up every last inch of space except what would be needed for those of us already there to pull out.

"I don't see why not," I remarked. It's a free country and all.

"I just don't know if people would be mad," he continued.

"I don't know either man, but I'm up here," I smiled and pointed to my pristine little corner far away from it all.

I've never seen such big rigs squeeze into such a small spot.

The views here, and I imagine particularly more so when it's not 4th of July, are stunning. Absolutely smashing. The river is cold, and flows like gravity is late for a meeting with the bottom of the valley.

As nightfall fell in, the river sort of made a puddle just behind our van, and I realized why everyone else was afraid to come on down to the pristine little spot we chose.

PS. There is ample camping all along this road. People were just pulled to the side and setting up tents wherever a flat space was available, and while another camper told us this was something you could get a ticket for, it certainly wasn't preventing anyone from doing it and no rangers were kicking them out.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets


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