West Dolores

37.65972, -108.27611
45048 County Road 38 Dolores Colorado 81323 US

West Dolores Campground is located on the West Dolores Road (Forest Road 535), which branches north from Colorado Highway 145 about 20 miles northeast of Dolores. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors by hiking, biking and fishing.

The campground is situated on the banks of the West Dolores River, which has its headwaters in the nearby Lizard Head Wilderness. A shady forest of spruce, ponderosa pine and Douglas fir covers the campground. The campground is at an elevation of 7,800 feet.

Reservation Information

For Reservations Call: 877-444-6777

Campground Information
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Walk In Season
May 20 2016 –
May 26 2016
Peak Season
May 27 2016 –
Sep 11 2016
Walk In Season
Sep 12 2016 –
Sep 25 2016

Know Before You Go:

  • This facility has additional first-come, first-served sites
  • Click here for more information on the San Juan National Forest
  • Don’t Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visitdontmovefirewood.org.
Camping & Recreation

The West Dolores River offers fishing for brown, rainbow, cutthroat and brook trout. A day-use parking area is available on-site. Several parcels of private property are found along the river. Visitors are asked to stay on the trail and not trespass.

Mountain biking is allowed on Forest Roads 532 and 535. Forest Service Trail 624 begins three miles south of the campground.

Southwestern Colorado, part of the Four Corners region, contains more than 4,000 archaeological sites and 600 cliff dwellings. Mesa Verde National Park is an hour and a half south of the campground, close enough for a day trip. Other sites within the region include the Anasazi Heritage Center in Delores, Canyon of the Ancients and Hovenweep National Monument.

Burro Bridge campground is located 19 miles north of the campground offering Horse camping and a trail from the campground into the Lizard Head Wilderness.

Services & Facilities

The campground offers single-family sites, a few of which have electric hookups. Each site is equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Host
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • River Access
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Water Spigot
Within 10 Miles
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Scenic Drive

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.65972, -108.27611
37°39’35″N, 108°16’34″W

From Dolores, travel 21 miles north on Highway 145 and Forest Road 535 to the campground entrance, 1 mile from Mavreeso Campground.

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