North Trout Lake Road

Uncompahgre National Forest

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Ophir, CO 81426
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GPS: 37.8118, -107.8705

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 6
Pad Type: grass
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 9910 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Grand Adventure
Salt Lake City, UT
23 Evo T2050
2014 Toyota Tundra
34 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: N/A

Grand Adventure would stay here again

“Gorgeous San Juan site close to Telluride”

Reviewed Sep 04, 2017

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If you head past Trout Lake on FR-626 you leave private land and enter Uncompahgre National Forest with legal dispersed camping. We picked a spot right next to the historic Trout Lake (railroad) Trestle with spectacular views of Mt. San Miguel. There are other sites further south, most of which are pull-offs along the road although a couple are tucked in. The road eventually loops back to CO-145 at Lizard Head Pass. From here, we drove to Mountain Village and road the free gondola into Telluride for easy, free parking. The North Trout Lake Road was once a railroad grade, so it's easy driving for any size rig.

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Mrs. Admin, the dogs and I just returned tonight from a week dispersed camping and exploring the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, with an extra stop at Mesa Verde National Park. They haven'...

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