U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
Featured Recreation Areas
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area features Hecla Junction Campground, Five Points Campground, Railroad Bridge Campground, Rincon Campground, Ruby Mountain Campground and Vallie Bridge Campground. There are also plenty of places to enjoy undeveloped camping.
Eagle River Recreation Area is an excellent place for whitewater rafting and other recreational activities. Visitors who want to enjoy a multi-day trip can stay at the Gypsum Campground or Wolcott Campground. Both have toilets and fire pits available.
Those taking a trip along the Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway have the opportunity to camp at convenient locations along Shelf Road. Both Banks Campground and Sand Gulch Campground offer excellent options.
With the Gunnison River meandering through a stunning double canyon, trips to Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area should not be rushed. The Gunnison Gorge Wilderness runs through the National Conservation Area, where remote camping provides ample time to appreciate all that this area has to offer.
The remote Hack Lake Recreation Area provides primitive camping opportunities. With landscapes of rolling hillsides and jagged cliffs, visitors can enjoy a truly peaceful experience here.
Within McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness and Rabbit Valley both provide opportunities for dispersed camping. Along Ruby-Horsethief River Corridor, a number of campsites are accessible by river.
With beatiful views of spectacular mountains and waterfalls, Oh Be Joyful Campground is located along the Slate River. Developed campsites, a restroom and parking are all available.
Five trails, Devil's Creek Trail, East Fork Trail, Middle Fork Trail, Powderhorn Lakes Trail and Powderhorn Park Trail, provide opportunities for camping at Powderhorn Wilderness. Locations are available at some of the trailheads, as well as sites along the trails.
The Upper Colorado River provides a variety of options for boating and other recreational activities. For multi-day trips, several camping opportunities are available along the river. Notable locations with developed campgrounds are Pumphouse, Radium and Catamount.
Zapata Falls Campground is located near a 25-foot waterfall at Zapata Falls Recreation Area. The area's 23 campsites each provide a parking area, fire grate, picnic table and bear-proof food locker. There are two sets of vault toilets, but no potable water is available.