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Camping: Colorado > Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests > Cebolla Ranger District

Quick Facts

Gold Creek Campground

Capacity: 60 People
Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 6
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Gold Creek Campground provides access to hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing and four-wheel driving. The site lies next to the southeastern boundary of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area. This natural area is a haven for hikers, backpackers and equestrians. (No mechanized or motorized vehicles are permitted within its boundaries.) Several alpine lakes lie near the Gold Creek Campground, and allow anglers to fish in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountain highlands.

Directions from Parlin: From Parlin on Highway 50 turn northeast on to State Road 76. Travel several miles, at least 10, to the mining village of Ohio. When you reach Ohio turn left on to Forest Road 711.1, Gold Creek Road. Travel approximately 7 miles to Gold Creek Campground.

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

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
campsite, single-unit Call for Current Fee Facilities include parking spu

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area
ICON Camping Gold Creek Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Gold Creek
ICON Hiking & Walking Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area
ICON Horseback Riding Fossil Ridge Wilderness Area

Related Activities
Gold Creek Trail #427 - Gold Creek Trail connects Union Park Road and Gold Creek Campground. It leads through the eastern side of the Fossil Ridge Wilderness area.

Mill Lake - Mill Lake lies at an elevation of 11,720 feet. The fishing can vary dramatically from hour to hour, but fish of 18 inches have been caught at this site.

Mill Lake #532 - This trail offers an easy day hike to Mill Lake.

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:

Taylor River/Cebolla Ranger Districts, 216 North Colorado , Gunnison, CO, 81230, Phone: 970-641-0471


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