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Backpacking: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Conejos Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Juniper Group Site

Elevation: 8,300 Feet (2587.3 Meters)

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General Description

The facilities include: 3 long picnic tables, a standing double fireplace, a large fire circle, 1 vault toilet shared with Piñon Group Area, 20 car parking area and drinking water is provided through a hydrant. There is also open space available for informal games. Firewood is not provided.

Reservations are required, and can be obtained by contacting the Conejos Peak District.

Directions from Antonito: Travel 13 miles west on Highway 17 to reach the Juniper Group Area.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-06-08 14:03:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Mogote Campground
ICON Games & Play Open space suitable for informal games available
ICON Hiking & Walking Trails in the area

Related Activities
Archuleta Trail - The Archuleta Trail gives access to the western portion of Chama Basin, one of the most scenic and wild places on the Conejos Peak Ranger District. The trail follows Archuleta Creek, climbing steadily but gradually from the Chama River valley.

Chama River Trail - The trail follows the Chama River to the confluence of the West and East Forks, where a splendid view of upper Chama Basin is afforded. The terrain is gentle and scenic, offering an easy day hike.

Mogote - Pinon Group Picnic Ground - Nearby is the Mogote Family Campground and public access to the Conejos River. Open space suitable for informal games is available.

Mogote Campground - There is public access to the Conejos River and Piñon and Juniper Group Picnic Areas are nearby. Reservations are accepted at this campground.

Pinon Area - The Group Area is suitable for games and other open space activities.

West Chama Trail - The West Chama Trail provides access to upper Chama Basin, an area of virgin spruce-fir forests surrounding steep and colorful volcanic cliffs. Waterfalls tumbling over the cliffs can be seen from almost any vantage point.

More Information
Frequently Asked Questions
Email the Local Ranger

Visitor Information:

Conejos Peak Ranger Station, 15571 County Road T-5, P.O. Box 420 , La Jara, CO, 81140, Phone: 719-274-8971, TTY: 719-274-3139


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