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Lower Hermosa Campground San Juan National Forest Colorado

Lower Hermosa Overview

Lower Hermosa Campground has 19 (first-come, first-serve) campsites and is located above Hermosa Creek in the San Juan National Forest.  There is no creek access from the campground.

The primitive campground does not have water, but a vault toilet is located in the Hermosa Creek Trailhead parking lot. Trash collection is provided.  Cell service is not available.

Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs (up to 30 feet). Each site also has a table, fire ring and grill. Generators are okay to use from 6am to 10pm.

Although horses are not allowed in the campground, the adjacent Lower Hermosa Creek Trailhead has an area with a horse corral for overnight horse camping, as well as hitching posts. The parking lot is large enough for vehicles and horse trailers.

Other campgrounds over by the Vallecito Reservoir include Graham Creek, North Canyon, Middle Mountain, Pine Point and Vallecito.

Area Recreation & Activities

Outdoor recreation in the area includes fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing, picnicking and wildlife viewing.

Reservations:

First Come, First Served

Amenities
  • Campsite Tables
  • Cell Service - None
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Overflow Parking
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Recycling Center
Activities
  • ATV
  • Backpacking
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Forest Road 576
Durango, Colorado 81301
970 247-4874
Regions
Campsite Types
  • ADA
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
# of Campsites:

19

Campsite Vehicle Size:

Up to 30 feet.

Season:

Mid May – Late September

Elevation:

7,700

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