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Fishing: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Dorchester Campground

Capacity: 100 People
Elevation: 9,800 Feet (3054.9 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 10
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Dorchester Campground is popular with off-road vehicle users. A lengthy network of motorized trails leads from the Castle Creek Valley to Taylor Reservoir. Enduro trail bike riders think this region is great. There's good fishing and mountain biking here too.

Directions from Almont: Drive north on Highway 135 from Almont to Taylor Canyon Road (Forest Road 742). Turn right on to Taylor Canyon road and travel 39.5 miles to Dorchester Campground. Taylor Canyon Road changes to improved dirt immediately after the turn off for Cottonwood Pass Road.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through September .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Facilities include parking spu

Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Filed By: Jan Mitchell (Highlands Ranch, co)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Wonderful spot with beautiful views! Not much privacy in this small campground, but it is still a favorite. River runs by, very quiet at night.Road in is washboarded, but that keeps out some folks - GOOD ! Historic Forest Service cabin at entrance. Good walks nearby.
Conditions: Nice new restrooms when we were there in 2002. Sunny sites, cold at night in early Sept. (see altitude).

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Dorchester Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Taylor River

Related Activities
Taylor Pass Road #761 - Taylor Pass Road climbs from Taylor Park to Taylor Pass (11,928 feet). Access to the pass may be obtained from Ashcroft or Taylor Park.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Gunnison National Forest, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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