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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Taylor River Ranger District

Quick Facts

Lottis Creek Campground

Capacity: 290 People
Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 29
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Lottis Creek Campground is a good site for anglers, hikers and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. The campground is located on the shores of Lottis Creek and close to the Taylor River. Two miles to the south visitors will find access to the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area. Hikers and equestrians can enjoy the trails of this pristine natural area. (No mechanized or motorized vehicles are permitted in any Wilderness Area.) To the east of Lottis Creek Campground four-wheel drivers will find a plethora of roads to explore. Cumberland Pass Road provides access to most of these trails.

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 17.5 miles to Lottis Creek Campground.

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: Mike McGee (Amarillo, Tx)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Camp sites offer easy access for large RV's and campers, most sites are fairly level. Great plave to camp and relax, very little traffic during the week. All road construction is complete in the area and the roads sre great. Fishing in Lottis creek is great for 10'/12' brook.
Water Availability: Water is easy access. 125' feet of hose should reach most campsites without moving your camper or RV.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly

Number of People Encountered: 50+ ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Crowded & road under construction - extremely muddy! Camphost - ERNIE is the best guy! So nice! Lousy fishing.
Conditions: Muddy, muddy, muddy!!! Almost got stuck on main road!
Water Availability: Good tasting water, one hose to get it & have to back up with trailers

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area
ICON Camping Lottis Creek Campground
ICON Automobile Travel Taylor River Road
ICON Cold Water Fishing Lottis Creek, Taylor River
ICON Four-Wheel Driving Illinois Basin Road, Slaughterhouse Gulch Road
ICON Hiking & Walking South Lottis Trail
ICON Horseback Riding South Lottis Trail
ICON Rafting & Kayaking Taylor River

Related Activities
Lottis Creek - This stream supports rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout and good fishing.

South Lottis Trail - South Lottis Trail extends north and south, through the Fossil Ridge Wilderness, for ten and a half miles. It leads from the South Lottis Trailhead to the Gold Creek Trailhead.

More Information

Visitor Information:

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


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