alta lakes dispersed camping

The only developed facility in the area is one older vault restroom. There are approximately 10 primitive camping spots that are completely undeveloped. First-come, first-serve dispersed camping. Beautiful but Busy. The dispersed camping at Colorado's Alta Lakes is easily some of the best you'll find in the West. Denver, Colorado 205 contributions 106 helpful votes. To get to the lakes, turn right at the town and follow the signs to Alta Lakes. You could, maybe, get a small trailer up to Alta Lakes. RV Accessible To Alta mining town but not campground plenty of dispersed though on the 2 miles prior Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. A lot of the camping around Alta Lakes has been taken away. Tent camping is ideal. RV Parks Near Me ... Alta Lakes Designated Dispersed Campsites. The marmot town in Alta ghost town was quiet as they were winterizing. From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass. Alta Lakes Road is 6 miles south of Telluride on Hwy. See 3 traveler reviews, 11 photos and 2 blog posts. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website. RV Parks. Camping - any type Camping - primitive, hiker/biker Camping - reservable Camping - RV Canoeing Day-use event facility Dock Fishing Golf Grill Hiking Internet access Kayaking Picnic areas Picnic shelters Picnic tables - 1st come, 1st served Restrooms Showers Swimming Tables Trailer dump Trails - hiking Alta Lakes Rd is not suitable for trailers, so boats must be transported on or in a vehicle. However, if you want to experience the most beautiful spot in Telluride…Alta Lakes is the place to be. There are approximately 16 primitive camping spots that are completely undeveloped. Helpful. Mornign at Alta Lakes at Telluride, CO. Photo: Dave Morris. The views are like no other. Alta Lakes Campground. The only developed facility in the area is one older vault restroom. Share. 11,000 ft. altitude near the top. There are about 20 dispersed sites in the area, but it’s popular, so get there early to snag a spot. Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. Camping: Alta Lakes offers 20 designated, dispersed camping sites that can be accessed on the west side of Lower Alta Lake. Alta Lakes Campground (No Fee) Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular high alpine setting. Hopper211 wrote a review Aug 2020. The access road to the area is one lane, is not very well maintained, and requires a high clearance vehicle. Here’s the catch…the road in is dirt, extremely narrow and steep. High-clearance vehicles recommended. Date of experience: October 2020. Read more. 145. Took twenty minutes from Telluride to Alta Lakes Road then another 30-40 minutes to drive the rugged 5-mile dirt road to the top. DIRECTIONS- Alta Lakes Road off CO-145 South of Telluride. Take the left-hand turn, and stay on the main road for 4 miles to reach the ghost town of Alta. Some footage of the views from the campsite at Alta Lakes near Telluride, CO From the Alta Lakes area, you’ll have impressive views of the San Juan Mountains and access to prime fishing in turquoise alpine lakes. There are approximately 16 primitive camping spots that are completely undeveloped. On the other side of the San Juans, Alta Lakes is a primitive campground just outside Telluride. About: Alta Lakes is a popular dispersed camping area that offers fishing and camping in a spectacular alpine setting. Alta Lakes is positioned a whopping 11,273 feet above sea level. Jake Wheeler Often tucked away down rocky Forest Service roads, a dispersed site could be anything from a small pull-off, to a spot tucked farther away, but they almost never have signs or can be found with a quick Google Maps search. 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