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Purgatoire Campground

Pike & San Isabel National Forest

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CR-34 Weston, CO 81091 719-269-8500 719-553-1400 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 37.2536, -105.1097

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Overview of Purgatoire Campground

Number of Sites 23

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally May-Sept.

Elevation 9,711 ft / 2,959 m

Max Length 40 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Overall Rating
Site Quality
“Louise just makes it all too concise and too clear”

Reviewed 6/24/2017

Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5
Overall Rating

Visions of Johanna has never sounded better than on the short dirt road up to this beautifully named national forest campground. We pass free campsite after free campsite on the road in, all occupied on a Saturday afternoon.

We're lucky to snag the last spot in the campground, despite the unseasonal rain. Our cell phones haven't worked for miles and there's nothing but the sound of the coyotes and our campfire's crackle to get in the way of endless pristine views of aspens and spruce forests.

The campground host told us you get 50% off camping if you've got a National Parks pass. They also sold wood, decent sized bundles for $6.

The only downside I guess is they do the reservations thing, with a handful of first come first serve campsites go empty from people who don't show up while others have to drive away.

Vault toilets clean and drafty compliment the bear boxes for food scraps. Otherwise it's pack it in, pack it the hell back out type camping. The drive from here north on CO 12 is absolutely gorgeous and Cuchara and La Veta are towns worth stopping in. Just a great way to get into the Rockies!

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • recreation trail
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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