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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Divide Ranger District

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Road Canyon Picnic Ground

Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Number of sites: 15
Reservation Remarks: NO FEE. 6 PICNIC SITES PLUS 1 - 7' TABLE AT UPPER RESERVOIR BUT NO GRILL.
Reservation Status: Not Accepted




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General Description

6 fisherman parking /pull through spur roads. Tables, two toilets, no drinking water, no garbage receptacles, and ample parking except for trailers. Dirt boat ramp and fire rings at boat ramp area. Good ice/winter fishing reservoir.

Directions from Creede: Travel southwest on Colorado Highway 149 for 20.1 miles, to the intersection of Colorado Highway 149 and Forest Road #520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Road), then 5.9 miles west on Road #520.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend (NOTE: Opening and closing dates are dependent on snow conditions (not necessarily the listed dates).) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Other Watercraft Road Canyon Reservoir
Yes
ICON Camping Campground is located at head of Road Canyon Reservoir
No
ICON Ice Fishing Road Canyon Reservoir
Yes
ICON Cold Water Fishing Road Canyon and Rio Grande Reservoirs
No
ICON Big Game Hunting NEARBY AREA DURING HUNTING SEASON.
No
ICON Picnicking Road Canyon Picnic Ground
Yes



Nearby Services

Groceries: FREEMAN'S STORE (Private - Profit N,SHOWERS,WASHER/DRYER AND UPS.) Directions: 10 MILES EAST OF SITE. ALSO HAS GAS,FISHING



Related Activities
Miners Creek Trail - Scenery and solitude are available along this trail. Excellent views of white chalk like cliffs are present at the head of Miners Creek.

Rio Grande Reservoir Road 520 Scenic Drive - Beautiful mountain scenery and numerous recreation facilities are found along the Rio Grande Reservoir Road #520.

Road Canyon Campground - This campground usually has vacancy when other upriver campgrounds are full. The area is open, with no screening or trees, and it is not screened from Rio Grande Reservoir Road.

Texas Creek Trail - The Texas Creek Trail is lightly used and provides access to the popular Ruby Lake area and Trout Lake. From Big Ruby Lake either this trail or Red Lakes Trail (#889) will provide access to Red Lakes and Trout Lake.



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Visitor Information:

Divide Ranger Station, 13308 West US Highway 160, P.O. Box 40 , Del Norte, CO, 81132, Phone: 719-657-3321, TTY: 719-657-6038

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