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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests > Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District

Quick Facts

Walton Creek Campground

Elevation: 9,400 Feet (2930.2 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of Sites: 14
Reservation Contact: N/A
Reservation Status: Not Accepted

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General Description

Walton Creek Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Walton Creek Campground
Walton Creek Campground is located 18 miles southeast of Steamboat Springs on U.S. Highway 40, on Rabbit Ears Pass. This campground is a small, cozy area close to the highway, at an elevation of 9,400 feet. It is best suited to tent or small trailers. There is access to stream fishing from the campground and other nearby areas, along with hiking to Walton Peak via Forest Roads 302 and 251. These roads are also excellent for mountain biking.


The campground has 14 campsites with tables and fireplace grates, a water system (seasonal), vault toilets, and pull-thru trailer spaces with a maximum length of 22 feet.

Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel 18 miles southeast on US Highway 40 toward Rabbit Ears Pass. The campground is located on the south side of the highway, between the east and west summits of the pass.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Mid-June through Mid-September (NOTE: Actual opening and closing dates will be contingent on the weather.) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
camping, single unit Call for Current Fee

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Walton Creek Campground
ICON Cross-country Skiing Rabbit Ears Pass
ICON Cold Water Fishing adjacent Walton Creek and Dumont Lake 4 miles east
ICON Hiking & Walking Walton Peak and surrounding Rabbit Ears Pass area
ICON Mountain Biking Forest Roads 302, 251, and other area roads and trails
ICON Picnicking Ferndale Picnic Ground, Dumont Picnic Ground within 4 miles
ICON Ice & Snowcraft Travel Rabbit Ears Pass
ICON Snowshoeing Rabbit Ears Pass
ICON Viewing Scenery General Area

Nearby Services

Emergency: various (County) Directions: 18 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Nearest Hospital: Routt Memorial Hospital (Private - Other) Directions: 18 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Gas Station: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 18 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Groceries: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 18 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Nearest Pay Phone: various (Private - Profit) Directions: 18 miles northwest to Steamboat Springs

Related Activities
Ferndale Picnic Ground - Ferndale Picnic Ground is located southeast of Steamboat Springs, along HWY. 40, on the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Rabbit Ears Peak Trail - This trail is located southeast of Steamboat Springs, on Rabbit Ears Pass. It leads to Rabbit Ears Peak.

Routt Divide Trail - The Routt Divide Trail runs along the Park Range, south of Rabbit Ears Pass.

Service Creek Trail - The Service Creek Trail traverses the Sarvice Creek Wilderness from east to west.

Silver Creek Trail - The Silver Creek Trail traverses the south end of the Sarvice Creek Wilderness from east to west.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District, 925 Weiss Drive , Steamboat Springs, CO, 80487, Phone: 970-879-1870, Fax: 970-879-2147


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