Ute Campground

San Juan National Forest

write a review
San Juan Street
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147
Official Website

GPS: 37.2154, -107.273

Last Price Paid: $17
Number of Sites: 26
Open Seasonally: Yes
Elevation: 6850 ft
Max Stay: 14
Tent Camping: Yes

1 person has reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Site Quality

Cell Phone Coverage

Thumb 1926935 606505542753672 1849089407 n 420x420
Nathan @ Wand'rly
Ford E-350
293 reviews
Camper icon Supporter
Nightly rate: $17
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 16

Nathan @ Wand'rly would stay here again

“I just called to say I love you...”

Reviewed Jul 03, 2017

Overall Rating

Pagosa Springs was such a cool little river town, we didn't want to ever leave. So when it took us forever to do so, we opted for this little spot along the highway to Durango. I mean, it's named for the entire population of peoples who once lived in this area, it's got to be a real gem, no?

There are a couple of "loops", and we more or less went all the way to the back. A jolly man on a golf cart arrived a few moments later.

"Can I help you?"

"Just wanted to camp for the night, and maybe buy a little wood."

"How much wood, I'll go and get it and come back."

Then I noticed the place was stocked to the gills with a several month old pondo the forest service had cut down, no doubt in search of some killer beetles or something.

"Nevermind the wood, actually." He saw me eyeing the pile of free-for-the-taking fire-in-waiting.

"Well, you can use that," he seemed discouraged, "but I wouldn't touch it. This here is rattler country." He was really quite the nice fellow, but I assured him I was willing to risk my life for the low price of a couple of bundles of wood. "And the lady who left here yesterday had food out at night, and bears came down to visit her."

It was an exhilarating night, though no rattlers or bears ever showed up, unfortunately.

I've never pooped in such a clean vault toilet, though. Making memories.

Site Quality
AT&T Voice Only

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com

Have you written a blog post
about Ute Campground?

Share it here!

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


Lower Piedra Campground
National Forest
Bayfield, CO
Happy Camper RV Park
RV Park
Pagosa Springs, CO
Hide-A-Way at Pagosa Pines RV Park
RV Park
Pagosa Springs, CO
Mountain landing suites rv park
Mountain Landing Suites & RV Park
RV Park
Pagosa Springs, CO
Giant Gas Station
Dump Station
Pagosa Springs, CO
Cool Pines RV Park
RV Park
Pagosa Springs, CO