Sunshine Campground

Uncompahgre National Forest

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7000-8214 Highway 145
Telluride, CO 81435
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GPS: 37.889, -107.89

Last Price Paid: $18
Number of Sites: 15
Pad Type: gravel
Open Seasonally: May - Late September
Elevation: 9577 ft
Max Length: 25 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Site Quality
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Pittsburgh, PA 16' Little Guy T@b 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 3.6L
40 reviews
Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 18

JennGrover would stay here again

“Small Campground in the Clouds”

Reviewed Jan 04, 2017

Overall Rating

This is a small Forest Service CG above 9,000' on Sunshine Mesa, close to Telluride. The sites were the very small, but they were spread out and private. This was not the cleanest CG I have stayed at and the pit toilets had a sort of vacuum thing going on. I'll leave it at that.

The CG is in a nice location and there are views towards Mt. Wilson from a little trail on the edge of the CG.

I would not recommend that larger RVs attempt this CG. the sites are small and there is not a ton of room for turning around. It is first come, first serve, and it fills up early. You are taking a risk on a weekend, but if it full, you can find boondocking sites down near Trout Lake and Lizardhead Pass.

The CG was exceptionally quiet. There is no cell phone service at this CG. Even in the July heat, this CG was very cold over night and I ran the heat.

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Site Amenities:
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • firewood
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets


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