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Alvarado Campground (Colorado)

Alvarado Overview

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Alvarado Campground is located at an elevation of 9,000 feet and offers a great basecamp for accessing the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness, which spans 226,455 acres with 60 alpine lakes, 400 miles of streams and over 400 miles of trails to explore.

The variety of trails lead to high elevation lakes, picturesque waterfalls, and a number of stunning scenic overlooks. Pike-San Isabel National Forests include over a million acres of wilderness and over half of Colorado’s mountain peaks that reach above 14,000 feet. Alvarado campground is divided into three unique areas. The lower level accommodates tents and RVs, the upper level is designed for walk-in tent campers, and part of the middle section caters to equestrian campers. There are no corrals but there is space to put portable corrals for horses. The campground has 50 campsites including 43 mixed-used (non electric) campsites and 4 walk-to campsites.

Near the campground are several trailheads that provide visitors with a variety of recreational opportunities. All trails are open for horseback riding and hiking. The Rainbow Trail is a premier ATV and motorcycle trail. The non-motorized Comanche and Venable Trails lead into the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness where waterfalls and alpine lakes may be enjoyed.

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  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • ATV
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Lake
  • Motorcycle trail
  • Nature Trails
  • Picnicking
Co Road 140
Westcliff, Colorado 81212
719 269-8500
Lat / Long:

38.078891, -105.56333

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Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

From: May To: September

# of Campsites:

51 (3 Equestrian)

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Alvarado Comments & Reviews

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One Comment on “Alvarado”

  1. Nicole Rosa says:

    This is a beautiful, peaceful place, with easy access to many great hiking trails. Unfortunately the campground host is a total jerk. His “Off Duty” sign was always on his trailer, but I needed to ask a quick question, so I politely knocked. He was extremely rude and unfriendly and made me feel like a criminal for asking a simple question.

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